In-Home Nursing Care, Therapy and Assistance for Seniors with Parkinson’s Disease

When you or your loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), it can lead to a lot of questions and worry about what to do next and how to care for this chronic disease. As the symptoms progress, it can be hard to manage or help your loved one manage their day to day life, and this can become physically and emotionally exhausting for the family.

While there isn’t a known cure to Parkinson’s Disease, there are many ways professional in-home Skilled Care can help to improve the symptoms, improve mobility and function and improve all-around quality of life. A Skilled In-Home Caregiver will help you or your loved one continue living in the comfort of home for as long as possible.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

As a neurodegenerative brain disorder, Parkinson’s Disease affects the way the brain and nervous system control movements of the body. Second to Alzheimer’s Disease in terms of the most common neurological disorders, Parkinson’s affects about 1% of the world’s population over the age of 60.

What can begin as a slight tremor or a slowing of movement and generalized stiffness, as the disease progresses it will continue to diminish muscle movement and control over time. Symptoms may also begin and worsen on only one side of the body, or it may progress over time to both sides.

Initial signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease can be hard to detect and typically include:

  • Tremors
  • Little or blank facial expressions
  • Poor posture
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness in arms and legs

Other symptoms that can make daily life difficult as the disease progresses include:

  • Small handwriting
  • Loss of smell
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Voice changes
  • Short term memory loss
  • Trouble communicating

How Nursing Plus of Broward Can Help

At Nursing Plus of Broward, we understand the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease are unique to each person and can vary in severity. Since early signs and symptoms of PD are sometimes dismissed as the normal effects of aging and there are currently no blood or laboratory tests that diagnose Parkinson’s Disease, it can be difficult to diagnose accurately early on in the course of the disease. Since many other diseases have similar features, physicians may not diagnose Parkinson’s until the later stages of PD when symptoms progress and become more prominent.

As a slowly progressive disorder, it’s impossible to know what course the disease will take for you or your loved one. We understand how it can be emotionally and physically exhausting for families to not only cope with the news, but with the added responsibilities of caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease. With a skilled team on your side, you and your loved ones will have the support needed to achieve the optimal function possible while continuing to live in the comfort of their home.

The trained team at Nursing Plus of Broward can help with any of the following:

  • Skilled Nurses work with you and your physician to develop a care plan to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Physical Therapists help your loved one regain mobility, strength and balance to minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Occupational Therapists work with your loved one to increase strength while modifying everyday tasks to help your loved one maintain their daily routines in the comfort of their home.
  • Home Health Aide services assist with daily tasks such as personal hygiene, preparing meals and maintaining a safe environment.

A few of the daily tasks we can help with include:

Bathing assistance

Bathing assistance
Dressing assistance

Dressing assistance
Grooming assistance

Grooming assistance
Oral health, such as cleaning teeth and dentures

Oral health, such as cleaning teeth and dentures
Toileting assistance

Toileting assistance
Meal Preparation

Meal Preparation
Diet Monitoring

Diet Monitoring
Washing up after meals

Washing up after meals
Picking up prescriptions

Picking up prescriptions
Errands and shopping

Errands and shopping
Laundry and light housekeeping

Laundry and light housekeeping

Getting Started with Parkinson’s Disease Home Care Services

There’s no simple way to deal with the life-changing event of you or a loved one being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. We understand how difficult it can be to find acceptance during the adjustment period and help preserve one’s quality of life as much as possible.

There comes a point when additional, skilled professional help is needed to ensure seniors suffering from Parkinson’s can remain in the comfort of their home for as long as possible while managing the symptoms of the disease. Caregiving is a full-time job and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to balance caregiving with one’s personal responsibilities and obligations to your family. We can alleviate some of those responsibilities so seniors with Parkinson’s Disease can maintain as much independence and family caregivers can manage their responsibilities.

Nursing Plus of Broward is dedicated to helping those with Parkinson’s Disease remain safe in their comfortable space and help them cope with the progressing symptoms of the disease. We understand there are tough days ahead when the tremors won’t stop, or their thoughts simply can’t come out through words. Our in-home skilled staff are experienced with providing the proper home care for seniors with Parkinson’s Disease and can help you or your loved one function in daily life through the transitions, the frustrations, and the limits Parkinson’s is placing on the body.

Contact Nursing Plus of Broward today and we will work with you and your loved ones to develop a Parkinson’s care plan that is tailored to their needs. Over time, our skilled team assesses the progress of the disease and can make suggestions to help you or your loved one live a happy and healthy life in the comfort of their own home.

Call Nursing Plus of Broward at 833-JFNURSE to get started with our home care services for seniors with Parkinson’s disease today!

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Thursday, Janurary 23, 2020 from 10 AM - 3 PM

5890 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 200, Gober Room (blue), Davie, FL 33328

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