“Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can mean that everyday life starts to get much more demanding, both physically and emotionally, for you and your family. Receiving the support you need in your own home means you can retain an independent lifestyle, which we think is crucial to your well-being.”
Adrian & Ciara
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the nervous system. Nerve cells in the brain use the chemical dopamine to help control muscle movement and Parkinson’s destroys the nerve cells that make dopamine. This means it’s then impossible for the brain to send the proper signals to muscles in the rest of the body.
Those suffering from Parkinson’s often experience physical symptoms that are visible, such as tremors, slowness of movement, balance issues, body stiffness and reduced facial expressions. They can also experience less visible non-motor symptoms including memory loss, confusion, speech difficulties, anxiety and sleep problems. All these symptoms can be incredibly frustrating, not only for those individuals who have lived an independent lifestyle, but for their families too.
If you have recently found out you have Parkinson’s, read more on Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson's help at home - specialist expert care
From our experience in providing specialist Parkinson’s support services locally throughout Richmond, Twickenham and East Sheen, we understand the support that is needed to help clients and their families retain a quality of life.
We begin by inviting you to one of our two local branches for a chat about your symptoms to devise a plan that ensures we provide the in-home care that is perfectly tailored to you and your needs. We believe that a one size fits all approach doesn’t work with Parkinson’s, as the progression of the disease and its impact will vary for each person affected. We also recognise that the family will be affected too, so we tailor our services to meet the needs of all involved.
Our local care assistants can provide bespoke support on an hourly basis or as part of live-in care. They tackle medication, mobility and exercise, personal care, well-being and diet and nutrition. One of the benefits of being a local provider means we can also facilitate appropriate alternative therapies nearby.
Want to know more?
We know that making a choice about Parkinson’s disease support at home or any kind of home care is a big decision. Please call one of our branches or pop in for a face to face chat and we can discuss what could be right for you: