The absence of dopamine is the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. It’s a neurotransmitter responsible for smooth, coordinated muscle movements, but when the brain produces dopamine in decreasing measures, the person loses voluntary control over his muscles and starts to manifest symptoms like tremors, twitching, slow and rigid movements, and difficulty with swallowing. According to a theory called Braak’s hypothesis, there are other signs of Parkinson’s before motor symptoms come to the surface. These warning signs include sleep disorders, constipation, and loss of ability to smell. Since Parkinson’s develops so gradually, it’s important to stay up-to-date wtih doctor visits and pay attention to small changes in the body so that early treatment can greatly enhance your quality of life.
In-Home Care for Parkinson’s Disease
The gradual loss of one’s ability to do anything for oneself is emotionally and psychologically debilitating. A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills has talented caregivers who have years of experience caring for seniors with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Stroke, and other conditions. They know how to relate and show compassion and understanding when an elderly loved one is struggling. You don’t have to worry about taking time off from work or completely losing your sense of self when it comes to elder care. You and your elderly loved ones will benefit from 24 hour care or live-out care, depending on your loved one’s needs. In-home care entails assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, toileting care, bathing, and grooming.
Trusted Name in Elder Care Since 1991
As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care offers the highest quality of elder care available in Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and other parts of Orange County. Being licensed, bonded and insured means that your elderly loved ones will receive quality care from highly skilled, experienced and compassionate caregivers who have been extensively and thoroughly screened. Every caregiver is required to pass a national criminal background check, and all professional references are verified. Our live-in and live-out home care services are covered by long term insurance and veteran benefits; if you are paying out of pocket, you can also choose from one of our viable financing options that fit your budget.
For high quality Parkinson’s Care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400.