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About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Managing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Edmonton Senior Health  |  April 11, 2024

Graphic of Brain displaying words related to Parkinson's Disease | Parkinson's Disease Symptoms | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms | One in every 500 people in Canada has Parkinson’s, and most of the people who have been diagnosed with this disease are over 60. Although the illness affects both men and women, men have a higher chance of developing it.

Today more than 100, 000 people in Canada are struggling with Parkinson’s and every year more than 6,000 new cases are diagnosed. Since the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease increases with age, it is most commonly diagnosed in seniors.

#DYK – April 11th is World Parkinson’s Disease Day, the day to raise awareness about this nervous system disease. #WorldParkinsonsDiseaseDay.

The most common Parkinson’s disease symptoms are tremors, balance problems, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, short steps, and slowed movement as well as speech and writing changes.

Although there is still no cure for Parkinson’s, there are some lifestyle changes that can help seniors manage the disease and reduce the impact of symptoms.

To manage Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, seniors who have been diagnosed should talk to their care providers and discuss management strategies such as:

  • Finding ways to relieve stress: Although stress can increase symptoms of Parkinson’s, once it is removed symptoms return to normal levels. Therefore, seniors should engage in activities that help them unwind and feel calm.
  • Meditation, yoga, deep breathing, spending time outside, being with loved ones, participating in hobbies, or maintaining a workout routine that is approved by a physician can relieve stress and reduce the impact of symptoms.
  • Maintaining a good diet: A well-balanced diet is important for all seniors. However, those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s should especially focus on eating healthy, nutritious foods to manage symptoms and even slow the progression of the disease.
  • Adapting your home: Just by making a few adjustments in senior’s homes, their quality of life can significantly improve. Depending on the Parkinson’s symptoms that an older adult is experiencing, wide walkways, mattresses with adjustable features and grab bars may be helpful and help them move safely around the house.
  • Preventing falls:  Balance problems and having trouble walking are common Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Therefore preventing falls by removing trip hazards such as loose rugs and clutter is an important safety management strategy.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elder Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with retirement care, 24-hour care, respite care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® are trained caregivers who help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship Care and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses companionship, safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Home Care Edmonton

To learn more about senior care in Edmonton, contact the Comfort Keepers® office to discuss our unique service offering. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Is Invoicing Modelling and Client Direct Home Care the Right Option for You?

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing (CDHCI) Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Recently awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada, our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

Individualized Home Care Options

Long-Term Home Care, 24 Hour Home Care & Short Term Care Options Customized for You