Home Care Blog>In Home Care | August 30, 2019
Managing the Symptoms of Parkinson Disease | Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is second in prevalence only to Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. An aging population has led to a rise in the number of seniors suffering with Parkinson’s.
Researchers have not yet found a cure for Parkinson’s, but seniors can take steps to help manage the symptoms of this disease. The symptoms, when managed, will have less of an impact on a person’s life.
Fall prevention may also come in the form of adapting a person’s home. Adjustments to a living space may mean installing grab bars in the bathroom, or it may mean extending doorways so that a wheelchair can easily go through the entryway.
Doctors should be consulted once symptoms start to present themselves. There may not be a cure, but a doctor can offer the best advice on managing your symptoms. Through proper preventative measures, it’s possible to keep symptoms under control while also helping ensure that injuries and falls do not happen.
Physicians can also approve an exercise plan that can help a person maintain their mobility while also maintaining balance.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.
Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.