IHPS caregivers have been trained on specific non-medical techniques for providing Parkinson’s care that can impact the quality of life for those we serve with Parkinson’s disease. Our caregivers are trained on the signs and symptoms and the disease progression to be able to observe for changes and communicate observations. IHPS Caregivers can encourage healthy exercise, nutrition, and daily routines.
Parkinson’s Disease is progressive and symptoms come on in stages. Difficulties increase as the disease progresses. Learning how to continually adapt not only the home environment, but also daily living processes that take into consideration a gradual decline in health and abilities should be the main focus of caregivers. Over 1 million Americans suffer with this chronic condition called Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder and it can greatly effect muscle movement and control. This disorder is caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Nerve cells in the brain use dopamine, a chemical, to help control muscle movement throughout the body. In Parkinson’s disease, the nerve cells that make dopamine are destroyed, making it impossible for the brain to send proper signals to muscles in the rest of the body. In Home Personal Services have trained and compassionate in home caregivers who can help your family manage the disorder. Parkinson’s care is essential to returning to or maintaining a high quality of life.
Early on, Parkinson’s disease may not greatly disrupt your life, but for most people, the disease becomes more disabling over time. In home Parkinson’s care can help you adjust as time goes on and help you stay independent for as long as possible.