Parkinson Disease in-Home Care

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill

Parkinson’s Disease is a slow, progressive, debilitating disease where sections of the brain degenerate causing the muscles to become stiff. It can cause stoop posture and shuffling gait or walk. It can also cause “pill-rolling”. This is moving the thumb and the first finger like a rolling pill.
For seniors with Parkinson Disease, tremors and shaking make it very difficult to perform activities of daily living.

HOW HOME CARE CAN HELP ELDERLY WITH PARKINSON DISEASE?

  • Protect clients from any unsafe areas and conditions
  • Prevent falls. Seniors with Parkinsons are high risk for falls
  • Assist with personal care and activities of daily living
  • Assist with range of motion exercises to prevent contractures
  • Ambulate with assistance to help strengthen muscles
  • Encourage independence and self-care
  • Assist with housekeeping duties
  • Give emotional support
  • Promote client’s health and comfort
  • Maintain client’s dignity and self-worth

Our Team of Certified Caregivers Specialize in Parkinson’s Care:

parkinson exercise

RIGHT ACCORD takes pride in providing continuing education of our A-Team of caregivers. Parkinson Disease clients require unique skill and  training. Our caregivers attend a special 8-hour training to understand Parkinson and develop skills that can be applied to seniors with Parkinson Disease.

 

They are:

  • Helpful to seniors with rigidity and tremors and give them opportunity to show what they can do
  • Do not take over just because they can do it faster or better
  • Allow seniors with sense of independence and self-worth
  • Do not push the elderly beyond his or her abilities
  • Understand communication when there is speech or swallowing impairment
  • Observe safety and proper body mechanics when assisting
  • Ensure safe and comfortable transfers, ambulation and body mechanics
  • Assisting with Personal Care and Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Homemaking and Companionship