Parkinson’s disease can progress at different rates for each patient and many patients require additional care. It is important to know about in-home care services that are available as patients become more dependent.
Individuals with Parkinson’s disease need help because this health concern attacks the central nervous system. As a result, the motor skills become less defined and a person may start to have limited abilities in various areas of their day-to-day care and tasks they would normally engage in on their own.
Being able to live at home makes a difference. Studies show most people are happier and live a longer life when they get to remain in their own homes. However, family and friends often don’t have the time or the right information to properly care for the ongoing needs of someone with Parkinson’s disease. There are options for in-home nurses that handle various levels of care from staying with patients for a few hours a day to helping out around the clock.
There are also devices that can assist Parkinson’s patients around the house. Here is a list of simple devices that patients can use:
Liftware spoon: A robotic spoon that dampens the impact of tremors as you eat.
Calibrace+ engineered by AbiliLife: A back brace to improve posture and balance.
Gopher: A stick that helps you pick up objects with ease.