Now that vaccines are being readily distributed and states are lifting restrictions, it can be straightforward to begin backing off on the precautions you have taken as a home care provider. It can be tempting to lessen the amount of caution you use, but it could also be detrimental to the patients who require personal … Read more
Working as a home care provider can be a challenge at times. Whether you are doing 24hr nursing care at home or are working as one of many in-home care providers assigned by a personal home care agency, the opportunity to overexert yourself is ever-present. How To Identify Burnout How do you know if you … Read more
Most family members have a hard time when their loved one is medically ill, having mobility issues, or having memory issues and can’t do much to help or don’t think to seek help from home care agencies. A lot of them seem to try to take care of their loved ones on their own until … Read more
As we all know, going to the hospitals these days is not a reasonable, attainable solution for people who are suffering from many ailments. Many people at home are too afraid of going to the hospital due to the pandemic, or they just got out of the hospital because of COVID-19 and need at-home treatment … Read more
Hospitals, everyone thinks, are where most nurses need to be, especially with what is going on in our country today, but they are not the only medical industry places that need help. With a shortage of nurses, people who need help at home are struggling to do daily activities. Yes, becoming a hospital nurse is … Read more
As years and years of experience is gained as a registered nurse, sometimes, you can become drawn from the job. Between the politics, the uncontrollable schedules, etc, can cause the job to be drugging and causing a loss of interest. Many nurses that are tired of the everyday grind, turn to working in the home … Read more
A certified nursing assistant has an extensive role when it comes to working in the home. People may believe that RN’s (Registered Nurses) and LPN’s (Licensed Practical Nurse, ) are the only two types of nurses that should be hired for in-home care. Well, that is wrong. CNAs are highly sorted out for roles within … Read more
A Licensed Practical Nurse, or also known as LPN, is needed when it comes to the home health care industry. There is a big need for these types of nurses to help elderly people who require skilled nurses to take care of them in their homes. Because of the need, if you are an LPN … Read more
Elder abuse and neglect are more common than not. As a loved one living with someone who needs help from a caregiver, you need to know the signs so you can get help right away. Sometimes it is not as straightforward as you would expect, but there are warning signs that you need to be … Read more
Home Healthcare’s Role in Helping with Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s is a terrible disease in which a patient is a balance, mobility of arm or hand, and developing a tremor. Parkinson’s is not a fatal disease, but it does make doing everyday things a little more challenging for some people.
Homecare for Patients who are living with Parkinson’s
Because it is a disease that progresses over time, it can be challenging for the family and the caregiver. The caregiver’s role is to help the patient cope with the news of the disease. They are to do day to day tasks with them, helping them move their limbs affected by the illness, but as the ailment progresses, it does become more problematic for that caregiver.
Beginning of Parkinson’s: Signs and How the Caregiver will Treat it
In the early stages of this disease, there are minor inconveniences that the caregiver and the loved one will face. They will be teaching that patient on what medications to take and how to manage them. Caregivers will suggest support from other loved ones to help the patient feel more at ease with this new diagnosis.
Mid-Stages of Parkinson’s: Signs and How the Caregiver will Treat it
In the mid-stages of Parkinson’s, a home care provider’s responsibilities and burdens increase tremendously. Daytime sleepiness and fatigue will interrupt daily plans, and frustrations grow around communication. In the late stages of the disease, the responsibility and challenges are very significant.
The Late-Stages of Parkinson’s: Signs and How the Caregiver will Treat it
The late stages of PD are probably the most difficult for caregivers. Mobility is at its most demanding, and caregivers must provide hands-on assistance. There could be episodes of sudden stiffness and inability to move. There will be moments of forgetfulness and confusion.
When your loved one is being cared for Parkinson’s, it is best to have a well-trained, knowledgeable, and adaptable caregiver. TLC Home Care can provide well- trained individuals who have worked with other patients who have had Parkinson’s before.