Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease can be a challenging job, especially as the disease progresses. With the help of a qualified caregiver, families can find a level of calm by knowing that their loved one is in good hands, even in the most advanced stages of the disease.
Preparing for caregiving starts with education. Early Parkinson’s disease usually requires more emotional support and less hands-on care. It is a good time for family members/caregivers to educate themselves about the disease at this stage and putting a plan in place for the future. Getting prepared, taking care of yourself, and getting help early will help you to maintain a strong relationship with your loved on.
The Memories+ Home Healthcare team is experienced in Parkinson’s disease and will work closely with your medical team to ensure that all of your loved one’s needs are met throughout their entire journey.
Some examples of needs that are often considered with Parkinson’s clients:
- Physiotherapy (PT)
- Fit Minds Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)
- Speech and Language Pathology (SLP).