Home Health Care in San Diego: Living with Parkinson’s

home is where the heart isParkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease that can frustrate anyone. This disorder directly attacks the central nervous system as a result of a decrease in cells that contain dopamine. Some of the affects of this disease include severe shaking and rigidness, difficulty with movement and slow movement, and change in mood or behavior. Parkinson’s is extremely frustration for the elderly because while your body does not function properly, your brain is completely unharmed during the first stages. Living on your own is difficult as the disease advances, and it is necessary to find an organization that provides professional home health care in San Diego.

Help When You Need It

With a home health care provider living with a Parkinson’s patient for all or part of the day, life can proceed comfortably and with few problems during the first stages of the disease. With the help of home health care in San Diego, Parkinson’s suffers can still get dressed, bathe, and live life in the comfort of their home without being confined to a nursing home or assisted living center. Being at home allows the patient to stay comfortable throughout the degenerative process of this disorder, and familiar sights and sounds help keep the mind keen in the early years of Parkinson’s.

Progressive Care for Peace of Mind

As this disease progresses, home health care will be a greater concern, and the patient’s family will want to find a professional provider of home health care in San Diego that can give the family member peace and comfort while helping with the daily needs such as bathing, feeding, changing, and cleaning the loved one. It is important to have a health care professional to provide for these cases because family members can become overwhelmed with the stress and emotion that accompany caring for a loved one that is suffering through a challenging disease.

Home health care in San Diego has many benefits. With the right care and treatment, patients can enjoy the  freedom that they have left, and individualized care ensures that each patient will get the attention that he needs. This type of care and treatment also allows the Parkinson’s patient to continue living at home with family and loved ones as long as possible, and it can help prevent or delay the need for a nursing home or assisted living facility. With home health care, everyone benefits from having the comfort of the surroundings and familiar faces – after all, a happy heart is the best medicine.

Originally posted 2011-09-13 10:30:00.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.