At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide Parkinson’s disease (PD) care services to help those who are living with this disease in Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach, FL. Our professional Parkinson’s disease caregivers will provide your elderly loved ones with the personal care that they need to live comfortably at home.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that affects the muscles and movements in the body. The symptoms may start out mild, but they will get worse as the disease progresses. Those affected by this disease may have a difficult time living at home as they may experience tremors, poor balance, stiff muscles, shakiness and difficulty speaking. These symptoms make it nearly impossible for those affected to live safely at home as they may require assistance with personal care and other activities.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides Parkinson’s home care in Palm Beach, FL to help those who are affected by the disease. Our caregivers are licensed, insured, bonded and experienced in providing care for those affected by Parkinson’s disease and will help them with their activities of daily living (ADLs) as well as other tasks around the house.
Development of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is caused by the breakdown and loss of nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. The lower levels of dopamine result in abnormal brain activity which hinders the brain’s ability to regulate body movements, leading to the common symptoms. As the disease progresses, the symptoms will get worse and lead to a number of complications.
The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, slow movements, rigid muscles, impaired posture and balance, difficulty speaking, and loss of automatic movements. As
the disease progresses, those affected may experience the following complications:
- Cognitive issues: In the later stages of Parkinson’s, those affected may develop cognitive difficulties or dementia.
- Depression: Depression is common among those in the early stages of Parkinson’s and they may also experience strong emotions like fear or anxiety.
- Swallowing and eating issues: The inability to control muscles can make it very difficult for those in the later stages to swallow. It is also difficult to chew food which can increase the risk of choking or malnutrition.
- Sleeping problems: Those suffering from Parkinson’s may have difficulty sleeping and wake up frequently during the night.
- Toileting issues: Those suffering from Parkinson’s may be unable to control their bladder or have trouble urinating. Constipation is also common because the disease slows the digestive process.
Professional Parkinson’s Caregivers
Our Parkinson’s caregivers are ready to provide the care your loved ones with Parkinson’s disease need to live safely and comfortably at home. We understand the main symptoms of Parkinson’s and can help them with anything from activities of daily living (ADLs) and moving around the house to meal preparation and medication reminders. The presence of our caregivers in the home of your loved one with Parkinson’s disease will provide you and your family with peace of mind.
We can provide the following to care for your elderly loved one’s with Parkinson’s disease:
- Personal care and assistance: We can help those with Parkinson’s with their personal care activities including bathing, dressing, restroom use, and other activities that may be difficult for them to handle.
- Medication reminders: Those in the later stages of Parkinson’s may forget to take their medications. We will make sure they take the proper dosage of their medication at the right time.
- Mobility assistance: Our caregivers can help your loved ones move throughout their home and get in and out of their bed, recliner, or wheelchair.
- Companion Care: Our caregivers will provide your loved ones with companionship as well as excellent care. We will get to know your loved ones on a personal level and engage with them in their favorite activities.
- Transportation and errands: We can help your loved ones get to doctor appointments and other important engagements and help them with errands with our transportation services.
- Overnight care: If you don’t want your loved one to be left alone at night, we can have a caregiver come to their home in the evening and stay throughout the night to provide assistance and respond to emergencies.
- Live-In and 24-Hour care: If your loved one needs consistent care and supervision; we can provide live-in and 24-hour care to keep one of our caregivers in the home at all times.
Call Assisting Hands Home Care for a Free Consultation
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we are prepared to care for seniors in all stages of Parkinson’s disease to ensure that they can live safely at home. When you call us, we will come to the home of your loved one for a free consultation to assess their needs and form an effective care plan. You can reach us at (561) 781-5885 to learn more about our Parkinson’s home care services in Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach, FL or to schedule a consultation.