In-Home Parkinson’s Disease Care

Our dedicated team understands that seniors value their independence, which is why we offer personalized care and support for Parkinson’s disease right in the comfort of their home. 

From assisting with medication reminders to providing mobility support, our Caregivers are there to ensure that they can continue living life on their own terms. 

Don’t let Parkinson’s hold your aging loved one back – let Home Care Partners be their partner in independence. At Home Care Partners, we believe in enhancing the quality of life for seniors with mobility-related conditions.

What is Included with In-Home Parkinson’s Care?

In-home care services provided by Home Care Partners include companion care services, which offer social and emotional support to individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  Caregivers can assist with walking and transferring from bed to chair, ensuring safety and reducing the risk of falls. 

They can also help with feeding, ensuring proper nutrition and hydration. Medication reminders are another important service provided to help individuals with Parkinson’s stay on track with their medication schedule. In addition to personal care, Caregivers can also assist with housekeeping tasks such as laundry, changing bed linens, and more. Our Caregivers keep the home environment clean and organized. 

The goal of Parkinson’s care at home is to improve the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s by providing support and assistance. 

  • In-Home Assisted Living Services
  • Caregiver/Companion Care
  • Care Management and Healthcare Coordination
  • Strength and Balance Programs
  • Transportation and Appointment Support
  • Community Activities and Running Errands
  • Improved Home Safety and Security
  • Part-Time or Full-Time Care
  • Specialized Training in Parkinson’s, Dementia, and Stroke Recovery
  • Assistance with Long-Term Care Insurance

What is Parkinson's Disease? What are the Symptoms?

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that mostly causes problems with movement.

If someone has Parkinson’s disease, they may have trouble moving around and doing daily activities on their own.

Symptoms can include:

Tremors – One well-known symptom is tremors, which are uncontrolled shaking or trembling. Tremors often start in one hand, arm, leg or only on one side of the body. They typically happen when the limbs are at rest and get better with action or movement.

Rigidity – People with Parkinson’s often have muscle stiffness, inflexibility, and tension called rigidity. This leads to a lost range of motion in the affected muscles and joints. It can cause pain, impaired mobility, and difficulty doing daily tasks.

Bradykinesia – This refers to slowness or loss of spontaneous movement. Bradykinesia can make it hard to start moving, lead to progressive loss of speed and amplitude when repetitively moving limbs, reduced swinging arms when walking, loss of gesturing, less blinking, and a mask-like facial expression.

Impaired posture and balance – Many people with Parkinson’s have poorer balance and abnormal, stooped posture. This increases the risk of unsteady walking and falling. Impaired balance and posture result from brain changes and the combined effects of rigidity and bradykinesia.

Other motor symptoms – Other common movement issues include freezing of gait (sudden inability to step forward), smaller handwriting, reduced arm swing, and voice and speech changes.

Non-motor symptoms – Beyond movement problems, Parkinson’s involves non-motor symptoms like loss of smell, sleep issues, mood disorders, cognitive impairment, blood pressure changes, and gastrointestinal issues (mainly constipation).

The mix and worsening of these motor and non-motor symptoms lead to increasing disability and loss of functional independence in Parkinson’s disease.

Case Study - Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy

Stacy dedicated herself to providing care for her mother, Denise, despite the challenges she faced due to her demanding career. Striving to strike a balance, Stacy made the most of her precious time on weekends to attend to Denise’s needs. Denise had endured countless physical therapy sessions and hospital stays, underscoring the crucial role of consistent support during Stacy’s absence on weekdays.
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The Challenge

Denise received a diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy, a condition characterized by the degeneration of cells in specific regions of the brain responsible for regulating body movement, coordination, cognition, and other vital functions. Unfortunately, this disorder caused Denise to endure frequent falls within her own home. Upon recognizing the gravity of her mother’s condition, Stacey took proactive steps and reached out to Home Care Partners to initiate a thoughtful discussion about arranging appropriate care in her home.

Our Solution

Home Care Partners and Stacey came to a consensus that the most suitable approach to provide optimal care for Denise was a  blend of personal care and recovery care. To begin this journey, the first priority was to make necessary adjustments to enhance Denise’s well-being within the comfort of her home. This involved relocating her bedroom to the main floor level, installing secure grab bars to ensure a safer shower experience, and suggesting the use of a walker to promote mobility. By implementing these home safety measures, we aim to support Denise’s health and make her daily life more manageable.

The Outcome

Before joining forces with Home Care Partners, Denise had experienced withdrawal from social groups. However, thanks to the dedicated support of our Caregivers, Denise now has the opportunity to actively engage in various activities. Simple pleasures like getting her hair and nails done have proven to be transformative for her, enabling her to embrace a more vibrant lifestyle beyond the confines of her home. For more than two years, Home Care Partners has been instrumental in helping Denise maintain her independence, fostering a positive change in her relationship with her daughter, Stacey. By alleviating the burdens of primary caregiving, Stacey can once again cherish her role as a daughter and enjoy a strengthened bond with her mother.

Our team is not only dedicated to offering exceptional care, but to be your support system. We believe in going above and beyond by not only providing reliable senior home care but also being a source of comfort and assistance for families. We understand the challenges you may encounter, and we are here to help.

Over the past 5 years, Home Care Partners has been fortunate enough to receive multiple awards in recognition of our commitment to excellence. We are proud to have been named a top 3 local business in the highly esteemed Lincoln’s Choice Awards for three years. 

How long can a senior with Parkinson's disease remain in their own home?

How long someone with Parkinson’s disease can stay in their own home depends on their specific needs and the level of support and care available. Evaluate their condition and think about:

  1. Progression of the Disease: Parkinson’s is a progressive disease. As it gets worse, the level of care needed may go up. Regular check-ups by healthcare professionals can help decide if the senior’s needs can still be met at home.
  2. Safety and Accessibility of the Home: Check if the home is safe and easy to access for someone with Parkinson’s. Changes may be required to avoid falls and assist with moving around, like adding grab bars or removing tripping dangers.
  3. Availability of Support and Care Services: Consider support and care services available nearby. Home Care Partners can help with daily tasks, medication management, and specialized Parkinson’s care. Also, family and friends can provide important help and company.

When is it Time to Start Home Care Services?

When family members notice that daily activities have gotten much harder for a senior loved one or that their overall well-being has declined, it may be time to start home care services. Here are three signs that show the need for home care:

  1. Increased difficulty in daily activities: Parkinson’s can make everyday tasks like dressing, bathing, and making meals challenging. Home care services can assist with these activities to ensure the senior’s needs are met.
  2. Incontinence care: Parkinson’s can affect bladder control, causing incontinence. Home care can provide support with incontinence care, including help with toileting, changing, and maintaining personal hygiene.
  3. Errand running and accompaniment: Parkinson’s may limit a senior’s ability to run errands or attend visits and social happenings. Home care can transport seniors and go with them to appointments, events, and grocery shopping to keep them engaged in the community.

How Does Parkinson's Care Help the Family Caregiver with Respite?

By providing respite for the family caregiver, Parkinson’s care offers much-needed support and relief. Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease can be physically and emotionally demanding, and it is essential for family caregivers to take breaks and recharge. 

Parkinson’s care services can provide respite by offering trained professionals who can step in and provide care for your loved one, giving you the opportunity to take time for yourself. Whether it’s for a few hours a day or a few days a week, having this respite can make a significant difference in your overall well-being.

During this respite, you can use the time to rest, engage in self-care activities, pursue personal interests, or spend time with friends and family. It allows you to recharge and reduce the risk of Caregiver burnout, which can lead to increased stress, depression, and physical health problems. By taking care of your own needs, you will be better equipped to provide quality care to your loved one.

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Parkinson’s care services also offer peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is in capable hands while you take a break. Our care professionals are trained in providing specialized care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, ensuring that your loved one’s unique needs are met.

Providing Parkinson’s Care at Home in Lincoln, Waverly, Hickman, Bennet, Firth, Malcolm, Hallam, Panama, Roca, Denton, Raymond, Sprague, Davey, and all of Lancaster County.

Frequently Asked Questions About In-Home Parkinson’s Care

Some common challenges faced by family caregivers of individuals with Parkinson’s disease include managing the physical symptoms, navigating changes in mood and behavior, coordinating medical appointments, and providing emotional support.

To ensure safety at home for individuals with Parkinson’s, you might install grab bars in the bathroom, remove tripping hazards, and improve lighting. These measures can reduce the risk of falls and make daily activities easier.

Home care services for Parkinson’s disease can improve quality of life by providing personalized care, assistance with daily activities, and support for managing symptoms. These services help seniors maintain independence and ensure your safety and well-being at home.

Yes, Caregivers at Home Care Partners have specialized training and qualifications in providing Parkinson’s care. They are equipped to offer the support and assistance needed to improve the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Yes, Home Care Partners can assist with coordinating medical appointments and therapies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. They have the knowledge and experience to ensure proper care and support throughout the process.

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