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and Surrounding Communities
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Parkinson’s Care Tips

Being a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is complicated and can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to it. You may have little experience with how to help your aging relative, which can cause frustration and anxiety.

 

Home Care Services in Lehi UT: Parkinson’s Care Tips

 

 If you’re new to being a PD caregiver and could use a few pointers, here are some tips that could help you to be more comfortable in the role.

 

-Get Educated

Take time to learn about PD and what you can expect in the future. If your aging relative is okay with it, attend doctor appointments with them so that you can ask questions and stay up to date on the progression of the disease. Ask the doctor for literature to read. If a workshop or seminar is available to you, attend if you’re able.

 

-Communicate with the Older Adult

Talk to the person you are helping about the disease and what kind of help they want you to provide. It can be easy to try to do too much for someone you love. Allow them to do as much as they are able to while they still can. For some people, having others do everything for them is frustrating because it makes them feel less independent. In addition, you’ll wear yourself out trying to do everything. Instead, work with the PD sufferer as a team to accomplish the things that need to be done.

 

-Understand Insurance

If you’ll be helping the senior to manage their medical bills, make sure you learn about their insurance coverage. They’ll need to give the insurance company permission to talk to you about their claims. After that, make sure you understand what the plan covers and how to submit a claim.

 

-Keep Living Your Life

Don’t give up the things you enjoy or being with other people you love because you’re so busy caring for your aging family member. Make time for yourself. If you spend all your time on caregiving duties, it could lead to caregiver burnout.

 

-Get Help

If you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed, consider hiring home care to spend time with the older adult so that you can do other things. In fact, it’s a good idea to involve home care or at least talk about the option with the senior early on since more help will be needed as the disease progresses. Home care can allow them to remain in their home longer by helping with household tasks and personal care. Home care providers can cook and clean as well as assist with bathing, dressing, and grooming.

 

Are you or a loved one considering hiring Home Care Services in Lehi, UT? Please talk to the friendly staff at December Rose Senior Care at Home. Providing Home Care in Highland, Utah and Surrounding Communities. 801-427-ROSE (7673)

Sources

https://www.webmd.com

https://www.michaeljfox.org

https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com

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Alan and Stephanie Jones, Owners

December Rose Senior Care is a local in-home care agency owned and operated by Alan and Stephanie Jones in Highland, Utah. While both Alan and Stephanie bring professional and practical experience to their business, it has been the fulfilling and educational aspects of assisting their parents through the aging process as well as raising their five children that encouraged them to start a personal care agency. In particular it was the humbling experience of caring for a special needs son and moving a parent from in-home care to assisted living that helped them realize there are many families who are caring for loved ones that need help. Their desire is to combine these experiences with over twenty years of medical sales and marketing, eleven years working with senior and elder populations among our Veterans and Native Americans, serving on multiple school boards and local legislative roles, to develop in-home care that exceeds expectations and honors seniors as the foundation of this country.
In their spare time, Alan and Stephanie are all about family and enjoy So. California beach vacations, watching their children’s sporting events, reading, participating in church and community activities, watching favorite shows together, participating in Boy Scouts, running and yoga.