Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder with no known cure. Symptoms may include tremors, change in the pace of movement, stiffness, and loss of balance. Medical science has come up with treatments that may control symptoms, but the patient you’re caring for may need your help keeping up with them.
The Parkinson’s disease process presents a set of problems unto itself. At Aaron Home Care, we are proactive with educating our staff to monitor for potential issues involving this disease process.
Alterations in gait can present many fall hazards. Our staff is trained to recognize potential risks and take preventive measures like having your loved one wear non-skid footwear and well-fitting clothing. They will also point out the need for adaptive equipment to aid in promoting independence with feeding and providing close monitoring for swallowing issues.
Becoming a caregiver to someone with Parkinson’s typically means attending doctor appointments and therapy sessions, administering medication, and performing household duties or any activity that’s more difficult to perform because of the disease.
Being a caregiver can be a complicated and physically and emotionally draining experience. Providing Parkinson’s care for an aging loved one with safety and quality of life in mind presents challenges as the disease progresses and has an impact on your loved one’s physical, emotional, and cognitive health.
People with Parkinson’s disease rely on caregivers for a wide range of support. As the disease progresses, dependence on a caregiver increases substantially.
Caregivers can help people with Parkinson’s adjust to the disease’s effects on the body, and knowing that a loved one is cared for can help the entire family adjust to the diagnosis.
For this reason, hiring a professional caregiver is the right solution for many families, but most importantly, entrusting the care of your loved one to someone else is not always an easy task. That’s where we at Aaron Home Care come in. Our highly qualified and compassionate caregivers meet the needs of seniors with Parkinson’s by restoring and maintaining comfort, health, and freedom through our comprehensive care services.
At Aaron Home Care, we know how difficult a challenge it is to care for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. Our job is to help take the burden off you, as our highly specialized team of caregivers and nurses are here to help. We become an integral part of your loved one’s experience by offering to help share the responsibilities associated with the disease, including doctor appointments, therapy sessions, medication administration, and household duties.
Aaron Home Care was born from a passion to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Our top priority is providing the best non-medical home care. Whether you’ve just begun thinking about home care solutions or you’re ready to schedule a consultation, we’re here and ready to help.
As a California-licensed, bonded and insured Home Care Agency, all our caregivers are trained and registered as Home Care Aides. The Aaron Home Care team is dedicated to serving clients, 24/7/365. Rest assured knowing that our clients and the caregivers that are attending them are fully supported round-the-clock.
Of course, there are other questions you should be asking, but by asking the 3 critical questions first, you will have already covered a lot of ground as far as protecting yourself or your loved one.
Here are other questions to ask home care agencies when you interview them:
Learn how Aaron Home Care can serve you. As a California-licensed, bonded and insured Home Care Agency, all our caregivers are trained and registered as Home Care Aides. The Aaron Home Care staff is dedicated to serving clients, 24/7/365. Rest assured knowing that our clients and the caregivers that are attending them are fully supported round-the-clock.
Additionally, we won’t lock you into a contract, and your schedule can change as your needs change. We offer a flat, hourly-fee for all caregiving services—we don’t “nickel and dime”.
Give us a call 619-880-5522 if you have other questions. We’ve got answers!
When interviewing an agency that provides in-home caregivers, find the answers to these 3 critical questions first.
All home care organizations state-wide must be approved by the California Home Care Registry. A Home Care Organization (HCO) license ensures the following requirements are met:
Why It Matters to YOU:
Home Care Licensure was set up by the state to protect the consumer, and is a requirement of all California Home Care Organizations (HCO)! No agency should be operating without a valid HCO license.
Furthermore, families who hire private caregivers or choose “referral” agencies unknowingly become “employers,” subject to the all the risk and liabilities that professional insurance protects against, like theft, on-the-job injury, etc.). Without the types of insurance required by state licensure, and without knowing labor law, families could be putting themselves at risk for costly lawsuits, fees, and fines. By choosing a state licensed home care agency, you know you are protected.
Any working California caregiver, whether hired privately or through an agency, must be registered as a Home Care Aide (HCA) through the state. All registered HCAs are required to:
Why It Matters to YOU:
Feel safer knowing that any registered home care aide working in your home will have cleared an extensive government background check, will be free of tuberculosis, and will be adequately and continually trained to perform basic caregiving tasks. This is the bare minimum to be compliant with California regulations. Every individual agency may require more of their caregivers.
Not all agencies keep the same office hours. Some agencies let voice mail pick up calls after office hours and on weekends. Other agencies forward their phones to an answering service who will relay the messages on. The best agencies will have dedicated care managers on call 24 hours a day ready to help you, right then and there. Find out how accessible agency care managers are.
Why It Matters to YOU:
Things come up, at all hours of the day and night. When something happens after hours, you or the caregivers in your home will need to talk to someone who can make decisions and take action. Basically, you need an agency who is truly there for you at all times.