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Parkinson’s Disease and Home Health

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Treatment for each person with Parkinson's is based on his or her symptoms. This is where home health can work with your doctor to provide a plan that addresses your unique needs and treatments.

Home Health can be the right choice for you or a loved one with Parkinson’s! Our nurses and therapists can help you manage Parkinson’s disease at home.

There are many medications available to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, although none yet that reverse the effects of the disease. It is common for people with Parkinson’s to take a variety of these medications — all at different doses and at different times of day — to manage symptoms.

While keeping track of medications can be a challenging task, understanding your medications and sticking to a schedule will provide the greatest benefit from the drugs and avoid unpleasant “off” periods due to missed doses.

Other symptoms home health can address with treatment plans:

· Struggle to complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

· Difficulty with fine motor skills such as opening bottles or taking medications

· Self-feeding challenges due to rigidity or coordination

· Have had a fall or is unsteady in gait

· Have loss of balance or difficulty/slowness transferring from sitting to standing position

· Have reduced energy and conservation techniques would be helpful

Benefits of Home Health:

· Timely interventions due to sign and symptom recognition

· Implementation of a treatment plan developed by health care professionals

· Reduced fall risk

· Decreased risk of hospitalization

Caring for someone with Parkinson’s requires patience, an understanding of Parkinson’s symptoms, recognition of the importance of medication timing, and the ability to provide support on an ongoing basis. Volunteer Home Care has skilled clinicians available and trusted relationships with community providers to establish a plan of care to manage your care at home.

Visit our Services page to find out more about home health and how we can help you Enhance your quality of life with personalized care at home.

Volunteer Home Care is a Medicare-certified and state-licensed home health agency. We offer home health, private duty, and personal care support services in 29 counties throughout West and Middle Tennessee. Locally owned and operated, we proudly support the communities in which we serve.

Exceptional patient care is our goal. Active listening and clear communication with our patients make them feel empowered to make informed decisions about their health care. We strive to maintain a culture of excellence for our patients, caregivers, physicians, and other providers. Our focus on quality, safety, advocacy, and service enables us to actively demonstrate our mission each day.


1 commentaire

Kristin Smeltzer
Kristin Smeltzer
21 févr. 2022

My husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at 67. His symptoms were shuffling of feet, slurred speech, low volume speech, degradation of handwriting, horrible driving skills, and his right arm is held at 45 degree angle. He was placed on Sinemet for 7 months and then Sifrol and rotigotine were introduced which replaced the Sinemet but he had to stop due to side effects. We tried every shot available but nothing was working. There has been little if any progress in finding a reliable treatment, I quit my meds due to side effects. Our care provider introduced us to Kycuyu Health Clinic Parkinson’s herbal treatment. The treatment is a miracle. My husband has recovered significantly! Visit kycuyuhealthclinic. co…

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