Each year more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s diseaseand more than a million are living with the neurological disorder.
While Parkinson’s is not fatal, it is progressive and that requires patients and families to learn tips and strategies that may slow the progression of the disease and help the individual with Parkinson’s remain active and independent for as long as possible.
For those with Parkinson’s navigating the day-to-day routine – like getting in and out of bed, getting dressed, chewing and swallowing – becomes more difficult as the disease progresses. But with the support of a qualified care team and some tools and strategies, managing these and other challenges can become easier for both the individuals with Parkinson’s and those who care for them.
Helping people stay as active and as independent as possible is a priority for the qualified, in-home caregivers at HomeCare of the Rockies. Recently, caregivers participated in an intensive training focused on Parkinson’s disease. They learned about the unique needs and concerns of Parkinson’s patients and how to best support and care for those affected by the illness.