Private home care for patients suffering from Parkinson's.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive breakdown of cells(neurons) of the nervous system, giving rise to disorders characterized by automotive decline and slurred speed. Research shows that Parkinson's disease results from a decline in dopamine levels due to the death of neurons that produce the neurotransmitter. Although there is no specific cause of Parkinson's disease, there are underlying predisposing factors. Some of these factors are genetically related, age-related, and environmentally related.
That said, a person with Parkinson's disease will most likely experience tremors in the hand. The tremor can start on the left hand, slowly, then move to the right hand. Often, these tremors may not appear as tremors; progressively, instead, they may appear as stiffness in the arm or slow movement of the hands. It explains why some patients who have Parkinson's disease may experience tremors in their hands while others experience slowed movement or stiffness of the hands.
Aside from these, there are other ways of identifying Parkinson's disease:
Cells of the body have regenerative abilities and can regenerate even though they are sloughed off, or they are destroyed. A perfect example of cells like this is the epithelial cells( on the skin).
On the other hand, some cells do not have regenerative abilities; hence, they do not get replaced if damaged or destroyed. An example of cells like that is the neurons(nervous system cells).
Neurons control several coordinator functions in the body; thus, any damage will affect coordination in the affected individuals. Because neurons cannot be replaced if damaged, it is difficult to treat Parkinson's disease. However, there are medical procedures to help manage Parkinson's disease.
One of these procedures is using drugs that help boost dopamine levels. A common drug that doctors prescribe for this is Levodopa. Levodopa acts as an artificial dopamine source for the body. It is administered in its inactive form and transformed into dopamine. Another drug doctors prescribe for Parkinson's treatment is carbidopa. Carbidopa functions just like levodopa; that is, it is converted to dopamine in the brain, too, for bodily functions.
It is strongly advised that one purchase, on the doctor's prescription, both levodopa and carbidopa to aid interchangeable usage of both drugs to prevent addiction to one of the drugs. Further, one can use either of the drugs to alleviate the side effects of either of the drugs. Common side effects include nausea and vomiting.
It is common to find patients with Parkinson's disease have Impaired posture and balance, making them susceptible to falling and getting injured. To prevent this, it is essential that caregivers do the following:
Remove footstools, rugs, and any objects that can cause tripping in the home. You can also remove wires and cables and ensure the floor is always dry to prevent patients from slipping and getting injured.
To secure the stairs, you can begin by installing rails on both sides of the stairs to provide support. You can also install ramps for unavoidable stairs.
Patients who have Parkinson's disease always struggle with zippers and buttons. Thus, it is safe to provide zipper pulls and button aids for them to use. Better still, replace their shoes and clothes with elasticated closures to simplify their dressing.
Parkinson's disease can affect speech and communication; thus, it is important to understand how to communicate with people suffering from it. If it is challenging for you to do so, a caregiver is always available to help you.
The caregiver will use specialized techniques to improve communication, such as speaking slowly using visual cues and encouraging the patient to communicate in other ways, such as writing or gestures.
Speaking of caregivers, caregivers are trained personnel that have coined the art and act of caring for aged persons. Of course, the quality of caregivers differs from different caregivers' homes; it is why we at Ezra Home Care focus on delivering top-notch services.
It can be challenging to care for people who have Parkinson's disease, which is why we strongly recommend that you visit an aged care home. At Ezra Home Care, our Parkinson’s caregivers focus on these core elements in caring for Parkinson's patients at home:
Ezra Home Care has a track record of providing quality services to seniors all year round. With a solid structure, Ezea home care is ready to manage Parkinson's disease and other mental-related illnesses. Because the aged care home is privately owned, you'll expect top service from professional personnel.
There is flexibility with accommodation as patients can decide to own private suits. With caregivers that are swift to respond, ensure your loved ones are in quality hands at Ezra Home Care.
Ezra Home Care ensures that each employee undergoes a rigorous screening process that includes certification, licensing verification and a criminal background check.
We only choose caregivers that we would trust to take care of our own loved ones. Rest assured that we will find you or your loved one a caregiver who is a good fit. Our process begins with a free Safety and Needs Assessment, which allows us to create a customised care schedule based on your unique situation and determine the type of caregiver you need. We then offer you and your family the opportunity to meet with several caregivers who match your requirements and availability.
If you find, for any reason, that you would prefer to try another caregiver we will find a replacement for you.
No problem. At Ezra Home Care, we have no minimum hour requirements.
Absolutely. Many of our clients need more care than an assisted living community can provide but do not want to live in a nursing home. As long as your community approves, we can supplement your care services so that you can remain as independent as possible.
We are happy to assist you no matter where you live. If you find that you’d like a companion to talk to, an escort to an appointment or any type of assistance beyond your nursing home’s services, we are there for you.
Private pay means that services are paid for using personal income or assets—without aid from insurance or government benefits. We would be happy to discuss pricing details with you directly.
Ezra Home Care is large enough to handle all of your home care needs, yet small enough to give you the personalized service and care you deserve.
Since Ezra Home Care is privately owned, we have greater flexibility in accommodating our client's needs.
We are not bound by territory and are capable of providing continued care even when our clients are being relocated to other areas.
Our decision-making process is more efficient than that of a franchise because all of our decisions are made right in the office, without the need for a comparatively lengthy corporate approval process. Schedule a free Needs and Safety Assessment and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
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We listen to your needs and concerns about the kind of care you or your loved one may need.
The information that we gather from the Needs and Safety Assessment will be used to produce a customized and comprehensive care plan for you or your loved one.
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