Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating illness that affects the central nervous system. This means that the person suffering from it can no longer control the muscles in their body the way that a person should be able to. This leads to mobility problems, muscle stiffness, and tremors, which are involuntary movements of the muscles.
Understandably, this progressive disease can make it very hard to live a normal life on your own. It may be hard to do things as simple at getting out of bed in the morning or buttoning the buttons on your shirt. It is very frustrating and demoralizing, to both the Parkinson’s sufferer and the people who care for them.
Luckily, home care can be a great help to someone with Parkinson’s. They can help them to do all of their daily tasks, so that they can get things done more quickly and safely, and have more time to do the things that really matter to them, like spending time on a hobby or with family.
A home care aide can help your ailing loved one to button those buttons they have trouble with, and they can help them with every other aspect of getting dressed. They can help them to brush their hair and teeth, and they can help them to bathe or shower if necessary. They can be there to help them get out of bed in the morning, and to get back into it later. They can prepare meals for them, which can also make the home safer, because there will be less spilling or risk of leaving the stove unattended. They can even drive your loved one to their doctor’s appointments.
Perhaps more important even than these things, though, is that a home care aide can help to remind your loved one to take their medications. They cannot administer the medication for them, but they can bring them the pill bottle and they can remind them when it is the appropriate time to take which medicine. People with Parkinson’s can also suffer from mental problems like dementia, so it is important to have someone there to help them remember to take the pills they need to manage their condition.
Possibly even more important than this is that the home care aide acts, not just as an assistant, but as a companion. They are there for your loved one even when you can’t be, and this can give everyone peace of mind. Parkinson’s is a lonely condition, and one that is very hard to live with. Having someone around to keep them company and to help them with their needs can make life a lot easier and more comfortable.
If you think that the things described above would be beneficial to your loved one, it may be time to start having a conversation about home care. You, your family, and your loved one should all be involved in the decision, and you should all be aware of the many ways home care can help someone with this illness.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME CARE IN LAS VEGAS, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.