When you care for someone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, adjusting to new challenges as the disease progresses or if you have been living with Parkinson’s disease for some time, a strong support network is essential for your wellbeing. Parkinson’s disease presents a unique challenge for carers, but there are many things you can do to maintain and improve quality of life and live well with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. At Senior Helpers, our goal is to be a trusted, integral part of your support network. We will work with your family and medical team to provide support related to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to help your loved one remain comfortable and as independently as possible.

Expertly Trained in Parkinson’s Disease Care

Senior Helpers’ Parkinson’s Care Program is a specialised training program for our support staff created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Centre of Excellence network. This program is unique to Senior Helpers and is designed to give our staff the necessary training and skills to create personalised support for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition, which means a person’s needs will change as the disease advances. At first, you may need minimal assistance with errands, but that might evolve to include assistance with personal care and activities of daily living. There is not a one-size fits all approach to care, which is why Senior Helpers works with each of our clients to develop a plan of support unique to a person’s specific needs.

Senior Helpers Support Staff are educated and trained on:

  • How Parkinson’s disease advances and changes
  • Techniques and strategies to identify and manage the motor (movement/mobility) and non-motor (thinking/behavioural) symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Home safety and falls prevention
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Medication timing/management and reminders
  • Light exercise to maintain balance, mobility and strength
  • How to notice changes in posture and facial expression and provide comfortable adjustments to maintain coordination and balance

 

 

Parkinson’s Care Video

Parkinson’s disease affects each person and family in a different way. Senior Helpers’ FREE video can assist you in your efforts to help a family member who has Parkinson’s Disease. View our FREE, informative video today.

View the Parkinson’s Care Video.