What Type of Emotional Impact Could Parkinson’s Disease Have on Your Senior?

As a family caregiver for one of the approximately one million people throughout the United States who is currently living with Parkinson’s disease, you likely focus on the physical impact of the disease.

You think about how this disease has influenced their functioning, health, and daily quality of life. It is important, however, that you do not overlook the impact that this disease can have on their mental and emotional health as well. Recognizing and acknowledging this impact is an important step in helping your senior to cope with the effects and move forward in the healthiest way possible.

 

Home Health Care in Hillsborough CA: Emotional Impact of Parkinson's

Home Health Care in Hillsborough CA: Emotional Impact of Parkinson’s

 

Some of the emotional impacts that Parkinson’s disease can have on your aging loved one includes:

-Depression and sadness stemming from the challenges that they are facing and the knowledge that they will not get better

-Hopelessness about the future

-Anxiety about what they are experiencing and the further symptoms and challenges that they will experience

-Anger or bitterness toward the world because they are impacted by the disease and can’t have the lifestyle or quality of life that they used to have or that they want

-Fear of falling or injuring themselves due to the symptoms

-Embarrassment about how the symptoms are affecting their function or their ability to care for themselves

-Loneliness and isolation as their symptoms and challenges increase and they are not as able to get out and enjoy social activities, interactions with others, and things that were meaningful to them such as volunteering or participating in clubs or organizations

 

Starting senior care for your aging parents can be one of the best decisions that you make for them during their later years.

And in-home senior care services provider can be with your parent on a customized schedule to ensure that they have continued access to the level of care, support, and assistance that is right for them. Through a set of highly personalized services, this care provider will help your parent address their individual challenges, needs, and limitations. They will also help your parent to pursue a lifestyle that is as active, engaged, and independent as possible as they age in place. As their family caregiver, this can give you tremendous peace of mind knowing that your parents will be able to live their highest quality of life while also staying happy, healthy, and comfortable.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Health Care in Hillsborough, CA, call the caring staff at Aviva In-Home Care. Call today: (415) 795-2203

Sources:

http://parkinson.org/

Evan Loevner, CEO

As a former hospital administrator, I launched Aviva with the goal of having a more focused, direct impact on the delivery of care than I could ever accomplish within a hospital setting. For me, the joy of running an organization like Aviva In-Home Care is having the ability to positively improve the lives of individuals needing customized care. As a passionate San Francisco resident, I know that many local seniors can benefit from new approaches to in-home care, that will bring them more connection to the community, and provide families with a greater sense of comfort that their loved one is indeed matched with an ideal caregiver. This starts by including the family throughout the care planning process, a key component of the concept of “family-centered care,” which has been adopted by top medical centers. A strong communication loop between family, the caregiver, Aviva management, and community healthcare practitioners is essential for ensuring that all the needs of the client are met. While this may not sound like a novel concept, it is not commonly practiced within the home care community.

At Aviva, we also use the latest in health technology to maximize opportunities for communication between all members of our client’s care circles. We utilize nursing oversight to ensure that we are in compliance with physician orders, and that our careplans are being properly administered. Lastly, Aviva is a proud member of The Senior’s Choice, a national network of leading home care agencies that share best practices and focus on continual improvement.

As owner of the business, I also promise to you my direct involvement in your loved ones care, and will always make myself available for feedback and improvements in our service. I look forward to working with you and your loved one on creating a care plan that is perfectly suited to the family's needs. Thank you for considering Aviva as your care partner.