ElderCare at Home has been providing South Florida Parkinson’s patients with the highest quality and most affordable Parkinson’s home care services for almost 20 years!
If you are a patient that has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or if you’re a caregiver that needs a little help, our professional, trained and experienced team of certified nurses aides, home health aides, RN’s and LPN’s, can help!
What is Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. What this means is that individuals with PD will be living with PD for twenty years or more from the time of diagnosis. While Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal, the Center for Disease Control rated complications from the disease as the 14th top cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s; however, your doctors will be focused and dedicated to finding treatments that help control the symptoms of PD and have a good quality of life.
Young Onset Parkinson’s
The diagnosis of Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease is the same as Idiopathic, or typical, Parkinson’s disease except for the age of the patient. The average age of PD diagnosis is around 62. When an individual is diagnosed with PD before the age of 50, the disorder is called Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease.
Managing the Challenges
Living with Parkinson’s disease is challenging but learning how to manage your health, can help to improve your quality of life! Some things that you should try to do when managing Parkinson’s’ disease include:
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Learn how to safely manage your daily activities of living
- Stay as active as possible
- Make sure your home is safe and set-up to help you navigate without injury.
- Be aware and quickly address and changes to your mental health such as depression, anger and anxiety
For Parkinson’s Caregivers
Taking care of someone with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult. If you’re a caregiver, you might have a lot of questions and concerns about the disease itself and how to best care for the person you love. Whether you are just learning about a loved one’s diagnosis of Parkinson disease or adapting to new challenges as the disease progresses, ElderCare at Home is here to help you throughout the Parkinson’s disease journey.
Helping Families Navigate
ElderCare at Home has been helping families navigate and manage life with Parkinson’s disease for almost 20 years. Schedule a Free Parkinson’s home care consultation and learn how our family can help take care of yours! Call us today at 561-585-0400 or send us an email.