Helping a loved one who is suffering from Parkinson's Disease is challenging, and tests anyone's ability to provide round the clock care and attention. At Hacienda Del Rey we offer assisted living services to help alleviate the stress of caring for an aging parent or loved one suffering from this disease. We're here to help you with coping skills for both you and your loved one. There are multiple questions, concerns and medical needs your loved one will need after a diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (PD). The inherent issues that come along with medical needs presents a problem for anyone who has no experience in helping someone suffering from this disease. We will provide resources for you to access quality information as your loved one's disease progresses. Caretakers generally live full time, and provide round the clock care as the disease cannot be cured. It can be treated though, and some in home care treatments may help with discomfort levels.
Doctors can diagnose the disease through outward symptoms as no blood or brain test is available to patients as of 2015. This disease is classified as a movement disorder affecting the neurotransmitters in the brain. Medication can restore the proper balance of neurotransmitters by increasing dopamine levels. Since medication is only a treatment and not a cure a lot of positive reinforcement is needed from the patient's support system to continue living a happy life. Occupational and physical therapists are a great help to anyone with this condition as it's often a team effort to treat PD.
We suggest setting monthly goals such as:
- Maintaining overall quality of life through daily routines and schedules
- Improve mobility and function through physical therapy
- Reduce rigidity and tremors for improved movement
- Reverse slower movements through hand eye coordination training
- Improve posture, balance, speech and writing skills
- Maintain mental sharpness to keep cognitive ability in tact
Caring for someone with the disease is a lot more challenging than one might think. Everyday tasks become harder to manage, and providing that care day in and day out can become chaotic, stressful and emotional. Coping with the disease is not just left to the patient, but to his or her's support system. We know you have more questions than answers, and maybe you don't receive the level of gratitude you feel is deserved. Simple tasks like lifting a loved one out of a chair safely seem simple, but when a disability is involved those moments become a lot harder to handle.
At Hacienda Del Rey we provide a wide range of care, different levels of care and round the clock. We have medical staff on call 24/7 to give your loved one the care he or she needs while you have peace of mind. Our caregivers are respectful, friendly and patient giving your aging parent or loved one to feel comfortable in a new setting. Visit us on the web to find out more about Parkinson Disease and how you can help your loved one today with assisted living services from Hacienda Del Rey Litchfield Park