Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

A loss of muscle control is the major effect of Parkinson’s Disease. It usually starts with small tremors and stiffness in the extremities and progresses from there. How quickly Parkinson’s advances in based on the individual and can be hard to predict.

Parkinson’s is the result of a structural change in the brain, the cause of which is still unknown. The dopamine receptors in the brain stop functioning and are not replaced with new receptor cells. When the brain does not get enough dopamine, it cannot properly manage muscle movements.

Early symptoms of Parkinson’s include:

  • Drooling
  • Impaired balance
  • Slow blinking
  • Muscle aches
  • Monotone voice
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Slow speech

Parkinson’s usually develops in adults over the age of 60. As you get older, your risk of developing this disease increases. There is a genetic component making people with Parkinson’s Disease in their families more likely to develop it themselves. Also, more men than women end up with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

There is no cure for Parkinson’s. In fact, the cause is still a mystery. There are ways to treat the symptoms and make patients comfortable when the disease progresses. Keeping patients in their own homes and providing the care they need there is one way to make it easier for them to cope with Parkinson’s Disease.

CareGivers of America provides personal care and medical services for Parkinson’s Disease. Aventura, Florida is one of the areas in South Florida served by CareGivers of America. We also cover Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and the surrounding areas.

At CareGivers of America, we make it possible for you to care for a loved one at home with Parkinson’s Disease. As the disease progresses, it can be too much for you to handle on your own. CareGivers of America can give you the skilled nursing support you need to manage Parkinson’s at home.

We are available 24/7 for client needs because we understand that home care is not just a day job. Sometimes you need help after-hours or on weekends.

Our services range from companion care to skilled nursing. We can provide you with respite care when you need to get out and cannot leave your loved one home alone. We can also help with personal care, meal preparation, bathing, toileting and dressing.

In-Home Parkinson’s Disease Care You Can Count On

We know how hard it can be both to deal with a Parkinson’s diagnosis and manage your or your loved one’s day-to-day needs as the disease progresses — that’s why we’re here to provide the help and compassionate care you need, every step of the way.

As a nurse registry, we strive to make the right connections between specialized caregivers and clients in need, we make Parkinson’s Disease care service as attainable and supportive as possible.

Offering Parkinson’s care in Aventura and nearby areas in South Florida, CareGivers of Aneruca provides so many benefits when you work with us, including:

  • Personal referral to caregivers who are federally screened, insured and specialize specifically in Parkinson’s Disease care — so you can be confident you or your loved one is in the care of experts and the comfort of home.
  • Quick response time — we take your needs seriously, so we never waste time. We even offer same-day service setup.
  • A free in-home evaluation that helps us become intimately acquainted with your needs.
  • Free caregiver interviews, so you can get to know your caregiver and make sure you’re comfortable and confident.
  • Flexible schedules to work with your needs, including 24/7 on-call services and no minimum service hours — because we’re always there for you.
  • Reasonable rates accommodating to your needs.
  • Long-term care insurance with complimentary guidance and activation. Learn more about long-term care insurance with our helpful guide.

Customized In-Home Elder Care Services in Florida

At CareGivers of America, we realize that every one of our clients is unique. That’s why we develop a personalized in-home care plan customized to each person’s specific needs. Regardless of which in-home services you need, from a few hours per week to around-the-clock care, you can be confident you or your loved one will receive the nurturing they deserve.

Understanding that needs often change, we offer a broad range of in-home health care services and flexible scheduling options, enabling us to respond quickly while putting an updated care plan into action for our clients as needed.

We also recognize that good communication is the key to good customer service. Our supervisory staff is in regular contact with our clients and caregivers to ensure information is shared in an accurate and timely manner.

In addition to being well-trained and fully qualified, each caregiver we refer must also pass a rigorous background check. Along with having a caregiver who genuinely cares, you will have peace of mind knowing you can contact an on-call nurse supervisor any time of day or night.

Delivered when and where you need them, our dependable home care services include the following:

Dementia Care

If they aren’t a safety risk to themselves or others, helping a senior family member with dementia stay in their home can be highly beneficial. The committed, highly qualified caregivers we refer at CareGivers of America can assist clients with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia in the comfort of their private residences. In addition to helping the patient feel safe and secure – reducing the likelihood of anxiety or confusion episodes – our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care services relieve the family’s responsibilities so they can stay refreshed.

Delivered with patience, empathy, and nurturing, compassionate in-home dementia caregivers are trained to support clients and families in these ways:

  • Continuity of Care
  • Familiar Frame of Reference
  • Meal Preparation & Assistance
  • Low-Stress Environment

Companionship Care

Having a friendly and trusted companion around makes every day at home brighter. At CareGivers of America, the companion caregivers we refer enjoy spending time with seniors. While there, they can also perform services ranging from assistance with light housekeeping and routine exercise to facilitating socialization with peers.

These are some of the many ways a Companion Caregiver can help:

  • Doctor’s appointments and prescription pick-up
  • Mobility assistance
  • Light exercise
  • Grocery shopping
  • Recreational activities
  • Sorting, opening, and responding to mail

Light Housekeeping

If your senior loved one needs help maintaining their household, light housekeeping services can keep their home environment clean, comfortable, safe, and healthy. While we are not a dedicated cleaning service, the caregivers we refer can provide housekeeping services that include:

  • Laundry
  • Bedmaking and linen changes,
  • Dusting, vacuuming, floor care (sweeping, mopping, etc.)
  • Cleaning the bathroom and kitchen
  • Taking out the trash, watering houseplants, and helping with organizational projects.

Live-in or 24-Hour Senior Care

Finding the right caregivers to provide your senior with continuous in-home assistance can be challenging. Having them in your aging loved one’s home 24/7 to expertly handle emergencies will also be reassuring for you and other family members. At CareGivers of America, we’ve done all the preparation for you. We will efficiently match your loved one with caregivers ideally qualified for their personality and care level needs.

Licensed, insured, and thoroughly screened, 24/7 caregivers can provide these affordable and dependable Live-in or 24-hour Senior Care services:

  • One-On-One Attention
  • Status Reports & Updates
  • Accident & Fall Prevention
  • Companion & Personal Care

Medication Supervision

The highly trained caregivers and home health aides we refer understand the importance of helping independent seniors remember to take their daily medications as prescribed. For your protection, CareGivers of America is licensed and insured, and all of the hourly caregivers we refer are thoroughly screened beforehand. Some of the medication supervision services an in-home caregiver can provide include:

  • Ensuring medication is taken by the prescribed dosage and at the proper time
  • Setting up an organizational pillbox to help with medication management
  • Logging/reporting medication intake

Meal Preparation

We will match you with a caregiver who will ensure that your aging loved one eats better each and every day. From the initial grocery shopping to the in-home meal preparation itself, the caregivers we refer will make sure that your senior’s nutritional needs are being met in the comfort of their own home. To put your mind at ease, CareGivers of America is a licensed and insured nurse registry and all of the caregivers hat we refer are carefully screened beforehand. Our affordable and dependable senior meal assistance services include:

  • Recipe research and meal planning (Including your loved one’s favorite dishes
  • Grocery shopping
  • Caloric monitoring and proper nutrition
  • Meal preparation
  • Establishing an appealing eating environment

Personal Care

Most of us wake up and start our days using the bathroom, bathing, dressing, and grabbing a bite to eat. For many seniors, this morning routine is not so easy as they struggle to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs). To assist your efforts, a certified home health aide can offer reliable and discreet personal caregiving assistance for seniors.

Conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our customized Personal Care solutions include the following:

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Incontinence Care
  • Overall personal hygiene

Respite Care

Although it’s a labor of love, caring for an aging friend or relative can be physically and emotionally demanding. If you’re not careful, caregiver burnout can sneak up on you when least expected, impacting the quality of life of both you and your loved one. Reliable respite caregivers can step in while you take a well-deserved break, allowing your senior to age gracefully in place while enjoying the familiar and comfortable surroundings of home.

Once customized to your needs, our affordable and reliable Respite Care services provide family caregivers with these benefits:

  • Allowing you to physically and mentally recharge
  • Flexible scheduling for your convenience
  • Conveniently scheduled appointments when you need them
  • 24/7 availability
  • We can step in when you are planning an out-of-town trip
  • Can be tailored to any family budget and lifestyle

Benefits

Providing Comprehensive Support

If you or a loved one are living with Parkinson’s disease and in need of care and support, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our caring and dedicated team is here to provide the support you need to thrive.

With our comprehensive Parkinson’s care services, you can feel confident knowing that you’re receiving the highest quality of care from experienced professionals who understand the unique needs of Parkinson’s disease.

Dignified Senior Home Care, When and Where You Need It

CareGivers of America is a nurse registry that matches qualified caregivers Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach and surrounding cities throughout the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. The first step in our process includes a personal consultation with a care coordinator at no charge to you. In our meeting, we will thoroughly discuss your care needs, create a care plan, and work with you or your loved one to determine how best to meet your requirements.

Whatever your care needs, CareGivers of America is there for you, always striving to exceed your expectations.

Contact Information

Need to speak with someone right now? Please feel free to call one of our offices:

Broward County
(954) 722-7662

Palm Beach County
(561) 832-0504

Miami-Dade County
(786) 360-3449

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