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April 08, 2016

Parkinson's Care Planning from Certified Care Managers

Managing Parkinson's Disease

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If you or your loved one are living with a complex chronic disease, such as Parkinson’s, it is important to make sure that proper care planning is in place. Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive disorder that impacts millions of people worldwide, with most people seeing symptoms start after the age of 60. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, however many professionals encourage treatment options, or enlisting help in order to manage symptoms. If you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s and trying to find more information on the disease symptoms, common questions, and what causes the disease we encourage you to visit Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, a partner of Fedelta Home Care.

Individuals and their families that are impacted by Parkinson’s would see huge benefits by enlisting a certified care manager to plan and strategize an overall wellness goal. It is important to focus not just on the disease alone, but on the person and their needs to a healthy and manageable life with Parkinson’s. Understanding that the disease is complicated and always changing as the stages progress and therefore if left uncared for or unnoticed this could result in more complications. If you or your loved one try to conquer this disease on your own there may be more medical services needed, more hospital visits, and may reduce overall quality-of-life.

So how do you find a certified care manager that can help you or your loved one manage Parkinson’s? That is where we step in to help you and your loved one. Fedelta Home Care has Care Managers who are also certified chronic care professionals (CCP Coach). Our holistic approach to care planning will focus on emphasizing better health in all aspects of life. If you are interested in learning more about the four areas to our wellness approach involving physical, environmental, purpose and independence, and social enrichment plans we would encourage you to download our Parkinson’s Caregiver Checklist.

Physical – Focusing on items such as vital signs, medication management, nutrition, exercise, and skin care.

Environmental – Fall risk assessments, home modifications, mobility, stress triggers, housekeeping, and family support.

Purpose & Independence – Education, self-management, preservation of legacy, depression, transportation, personal history documentation, and mental stimulation.

Social Enrichment – Removing barriers to isolation, encouraging social interactions which add purpose, and reducing risks for depression.

Fedelta’s Care Managers are also CCP Coaches, which gives them additional knowledge and skills to help families care for those with chronic diseases. Our team of professionals will sit down with you and your loved one and discuss not only how to manage the disease, but overall goals and plans for the best lifestyle and healthiest way to prepare for the disease progression. Our Care Managers are motivational, understanding, and respectful of you and your family. We understand that each family is unique and we want to approach the care planning with you as you are comfortable.

If you are interested in learning more about setting up a care planning meeting with one of our Care Managers please contact us at 206.362.2366.  Fedelta Home Care wants to help answer any questions you may have as well as better understand your situation and help manage Parkinson’s disease or another chronic disease.