After Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's is the most common neuro-degenerative disease. It affects approximately 1 in 100 people over the age of 60. Early onset cases can begin in the 40's or 50's.
Parkinson's is a chronic, progressive disease with symptoms (tremors, bradykinesia, mobility impairment) that worsen over time. The goal of treatment is typically to help the patient manage symptoms, function independently and make appropriate adjustments for a chronic illness.
As the disease progresses the patient may require assistance to continue to live independently. Our Home Instead Senior Care office in Gorham, ME has been certified by the Parkinson's Society to provide the special care needed for those suffering this chronic disease. The extensive training provided by the Parkinson's Society enables us to understand the unique physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by those with Parkinson's.
The Parkinson's Society provides subsidies for qualified cases requiring outside care, such as that provided by Home Instead Senior Care. This support helps underwrite the cost of home care and makes it more affordable. Please contact our office for further information about subsidized respite care.
Providing specialized Parkinson's Care is just one of the many ways our Home Instead Senior Care team serves our communities. Please contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation at your convenience or for more information about our Parkinson's care services.
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