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April is National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

 

April is National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

 

April is Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease affects many seniors and each year in the United States, approximately 60,000 more people are diagnosed with this affliction. Parkinson’s is often misunderstood, so awareness is key to helping those coping with Parkinson’s disease.

A progressive neurodegenerative system disorder that affects movement, Parkinson’s diseasecan begin with tremors and twitches as the main symptom.  The disorder can also present with stiffness in limbs and slowing of movement. Since the disease develops differently in each person, and often develops slowly, it can be difficult to diagnose. That’s why awareness and advocacy for the disease and those with Parkinson’s is of utmost importance.

Many Parkinson’s sufferers reside in institutions, but home health care is often a better choice. Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, Inc. is a certified Sapphire Parkinson’s Care™ agency. We follow the strict guidelines of offering only Specialized Parkinson’s Caregivers™ (”SPC”) . The Sapphire Parkinson’s Care™ seal lets you know that your home care agency is providing caregivers who have been trained with the most advanced techniques in caring for those with Parkinson’s. It assures the person taking care of your loved one has the skills needed to provide quality care to people with Parkinson’s. We choose individuals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in the specialty of caring for Parkinson’s.

Because Parkinson’s affects mainly older people, home care agencies that provide care for seniors are often called into service. These agencies do provide in home care service for a variety of clients, but as the number of baby boomers who need in home care services grows, more and more home health workers will be needed.

Our senior home care members are fully trained to be aware of the particular needs of our Parkinson’s clients. Whether the client has difficulty swallowing, needs specific therapeutic movement exercises, or simply needs assistance with daily activities, our trained staff members will be able to assist.

Often, family members who willingly volunteer to provide the in home care service for their elderly relatives with Parkinson’s become overwhelmed with the complexity of the care requirements. That’s when it’s time to call a home health care agency like Allegiance to allow our specially trained staff members to provide the senior home care services needed.

Though Parkinson’s is a unique disease with many symptoms, we understand how tohelp our clients live life with the freedom and higher quality of life they deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with our Parkinson’s Disease Care Program!

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