Posted December 31, 2019
in Home Care
Up to 70% of Americans over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime. But it can be tricky to determine when it's the right time to look into in-home care....
Please allow our specially trained in-home care team to assist you in remaining safely and comfortably in your own home while managing the effects of Parkinson’s disease on your life. Following a comprehensive assessment completed by an RN Care Manager, you will be assigned specially trained caregivers who are supervised and supported by the RN Care Manager who will also provide nursing care as needed in accordance with the care plan established by you, your medical team and Fedelta’s RN Care Manager.
Our RN Care Managers are also available to put together a plan of care that can be followed by family caregivers. This can include in person training and support for those family caregivers as well. Ask us more about this personalized program.
Key aspects of care:
Care provided is focused on your individual needs with attention to maintaining safety, independence, comfort, dignity and purpose. We will address progressive motor symptoms of balance impairment, rigidity, and tremor; as well as cognitive symptoms ranging from mild memory loss to dementia, sleep disturbances, speech or swallowing difficulty. Ongoing RN assessment ensures that necessary safety provisions or physical modifications within the home are made and caregiver reminders and assistance are altered when needed to maintain your highest level of safety, comfort and participation in daily activities of your choice.
Specialized care addressing needs of people living with Parkinson’s includes:
Focused effort on learning to communicate with client paying close attention to speech and non-verbal cues.
Special attention is given to medication administration at prescribed, timed intervals with ongoing assessment of medication effectiveness and possible adverse side effects.
Recurrence or exacerbation of symptoms is promptly reported by caregivers to the RN so that type of medication, dosage or intervals of administration can be adjusted accordingly.
Maintaining safety with physical modifications, safety prompts, assistance with walking , stretching.
Assessment and sustained management of discomfort such as dry eyes associated with blink disturbances, muscle cramps, constipation.
Assistance with personal care and grooming.
Encouragement, prompts and assistance as needed to maintain participation in meaningful activities as long as possible; making modifications when necessary.
Maintaining dignity as progressive symptoms cause loss of body control.
Ongoing communication with medical care team to ensure prompt response to changes in condition in order to prevent ER visits or hospitalization.
Every day, we hear from happy clients who tell us they're glad they trusted Fedelta with this important decision. We invite you to see what they have to say.
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in Care Management
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