Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. As many as one million individuals in the United States live with Parkinson's disease and approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year. (National Parkinson's Foundation)
Its major symptoms vary from person to person, but can include tremor, slowness of movements, limb stiffness, and difficulties with gait and balance. The cause of the disease is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage the symptoms. (National Parkinson's Foundation)
According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Parkinson's disease does not just affect the person living with it - it affects the entire family and sometimes, an extended community of friends and other loved ones.
If you are the child, parent, grandparent, relative or caregiver to a person with Parkinson's, you are familiar with how challenging Parkinson's can be. Your responsibilities may include helping a loved one with daily activities, managing medications and making financial decisions. Remember, you also need support.
Experts agree that having a plan for care is vital to living well when facing the challenges of Parkinson's. Synergy's Parkinson's Companionship Care is about your independence, the familiar comfort of home and staying connected with what matters most - friends, pets, neighbors, family. Some of the services provided by Synergy for Parkinson's Home Care include:
· Companionship, calming anxiety and stress
· Medication reminders
· Assistance with bathing, dressing and personal care
· Transportation and scheduling of doctor's appointments and physical therapy
· Housekeeping, meal preparation and nutrition
Synergy of North Orange County can provide moderate to fulltime care at reasonable rates. Contact Synergy HomeCare today and get the help you need!