Parkinson's Disease Management
Since Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disease, it is important to develop and maintain a solid management plan. Research has shown that those who take an active role in their care see an improvement in their Parkinson’s symptoms. At Better Care, we know it’s hard to do this alone and without the guidance of someone in the health field. That’s why we offer the following services to ensure people with Parkinson’s Disease will see progress in their health.
- Nutrition and Meal Planning. A healthy diet is essential for those with Parkinson’s disease to help strengthen muscles and bones. Also, the National Parkinson Foundation offers these concerns regarding the nutritional needs of someone living with Parkinson’s.
- Personal Supervision and Home Safety. Parkinson’s disease often causes an unsteady gait, resulting in trips and falls. Our downloadable Home Safety Checklist can get you started now on safeguarding the home.
- Daily Mobility. Some people with Parkinson’s disease need extra help with the activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, eating and using the bathroom. Our skilled caregivers are sensitive to the slowed pace the neuromuscular disorder presents, and we respect privacy and the need for a normal routine.
- Exercise. For people with Parkinson’s disease, exercise is vital to maintaining balance, mobility and strength. Our home caregivers can assist with stretching, walking and other light exercise programs.
- Transportation. Driving can be difficult or restricted for Parkinson’s patients. Better Care provides rides to appointments, therapy and other destinations. Our transport assistance also relieves family members from taking time off work.
- Family caregiver relief. Caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease can be physically demanding and emotionally exhausting. We provide respite care for family caregivers and peace of mind for everyone involved in the care network.