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Santa Rosa Central Sonoma County and Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa understands the trials of living with a degenerative disorder. Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa took on a client with the degenerative disorder, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) last year. He is a former surveyor who had wanted to devote his retirement to cycling, so this diagnosis was particularly difficult as it ended his cycling plans.

As a matter of course, we felt we needed to learn more about the disease. We had all his caregivers take three hours of courses in ALS and Range of Motion on Homewatch CareGivers University to be better able to serve his needs. They felt more confident in working with him, knowing what to expect and the best way to provide care, and he felt secure, knowing that his caregivers were well trained. We’re happy to address clients’ specific needs by training our staff and caregivers appropriately.

ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease leads to muscle weakening and affects one’s ability to control voluntary movements of the muscles including those that control breathing. As a person progressively loses their ability to function independently, they will require additional care in the home. Our caregivers can assist with mobility and transfers, plan and prepare special diets to facilitate good nutrition, and offer emotional support allowing the client enough time to communicate, always being sensitive to the preservation of the client’s dignity.
Parkinson’s disease gradually affects the nervous system to the point where the affected person will need help with ambulation, daily chores, personal grooming, and more. Our caregivers have specialized training to help if your loved one experiences cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. We are here to support the family caregivers who may not be able to manage all of the care for all Parkinson’s symptoms.
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary by individual, but as this unpredictable and disabling illness of the central nervous system advances it disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. While many people with MS experience a years-long remission of the disease, others may lose the ability to walk and require additional care for daily activities.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis can be extremely painful and affect a person’s ability to take care of themselves. Homewatch CareGivers is here to provide in home care when you or a loved one experience a flare up of osteoarthritis symptoms or rheumatoid arthritis pain. Know when to ask for additional help so that you can continue to live a full and independent life.