Parkinson’s Disease is a familiar term to many of us unfortunately.  You may know someone, maybe a loved one or a neighbor.  It is a chronic, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.  It affects motor and non-motor systems.  Symptoms are likely to emerge slowly as motor systems issues and progress into more non-motor symptoms over time.  Today I wanted to talk about why Home Healthcare would be very beneficial to Parkinson’s Patient Care and to family members as well.  

Benefits of Home Healthcare for Parkinson’s Patient Care

We found 5 benefits of Home Healthcare of Parkinson’s Patient Care and would like to discuss them further so you can see how they might be beneficial to someone you know. 

Additional Info can be found here – Parkinson’s Foundation

  1. Medical Management – Parkinson’s disease often requires complex medication management.  A home health caregiver can help manage the patient’s medications correctly, right dosage, right time.  This is often a problem for a spouse or loved one to keep the medications timely and correctly dosed.  Having an experienced person is helpful in ensuring the proper medication schedule.

  2. Personal Care – Parkinson’s disease can make it difficult for the patient to perform activities of daily living such as normal grooming, bathing, and dressing. Home healthcare providers can assist in these matters and it will help the patient to feel better.  As Parkinson’s disease often occurs in older adults, it is difficult for a spouse tot even help with things like bathing.  The patient often loses balance and this can be detrimental to a spouse if they are not strong.

  3. Mobility Assistance – Parkinson’s disease is known to cause mobility issues, such as tremors and stiffness.  These can make it difficult to get around, even in the home.  Home healthcare providers can provide this type of assistance with mobility.  Examples of these might be walking, getting in and out of bed, in and out of the shower, and other mobility needs.

  4. The Safety of a Patient – Parkinson’s disease increases the risk of falls because of the tremors and stiffness mentioned before.  When a patient falls it can age serious injuries to those trying to help.  A trained caregiver can help prevent falls by setting up preventative measures, ensuring proper footwear, and helping to ensure an overall safe living environment for a patient with a greater risk of falling.

  5. And Lastly, Companionship – Isolation and depression are often common among Parkinson’s patients.  A caregiver can provide companionship and emotional support, reducing feelings of loneliness and depression.


Overall, a home health caregiver can offer invaluable support to people with Parkinson’s disease, enabling them to live comfortably and confidently at home. We know that each and every patient is unique and we strive to insure each one’s needs are met.  Parkinson’s Patient Care presents a good opportunity for a patient to be able to stay in their own home as long as possible.

Please feel free to contact us about Home Healthcare for your loved ones. 

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