When a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, they may find that once simple tasks have become increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish alone. Daily activities such as getting dressed, eating, writing, bathing, walking and other movements requiring fine and gross motor skills can be strenuous on the body. This is due to the nature of the disease as it is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Parkinson’s disease tends to begin very gradually, often with a slight tremor in one part of the body that progresses over time. Eventually, muscles become stiff and rigid, posture and balance become impaired, blinking and smiling abilities decrease and movement begins to slow. When this happens, risk for injury increases and aid is needed more consistently as the disease advances.
Quality of life often deteriorates in the later stages as relying on family becomes more and more imperative. You may find the demands of caring for your loved one with Parkinson’s has become more than you are able to tackle on your own. When this happens, the stresses of providing continuous, personal care on a daily basis often transcends from the family caretaker to the individual living with the disease.
While caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease can be challenging, you don’t have to face the task alone. You may find it necessary to seek help from a qualified in-home-care provider. Whether you need assistance for a few hours a day, full-time, or live-in care, Affordable Care at Home is available to help by offering professional personnel whose goal is to provide the highest standard of compassionate in-home-care.
When using Affordable Care at Home to meet your in-home-care needs, your loved one will receive the assistance needed to complete the daily tasks that Parkinson’s has made more difficult right in the comfort of their own home. This care includes help with:
Choosing the right in-home-care provider is paramount in the life of your loved one living with Parkinson’s disease. Let Affordable Care at Home be there to give you a helping hand, compassionate care and peace of mind.