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Castro Valley Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and the Heart of the Bay

Care for Degenerative Disorders

At Homewatch CareGivers of Castro Valley, we understand that care for degenerative disorders should be personalized.  Since someone living with a degenerative disorder can experience a wide array of symptoms that lead to changes in health and quality of life, a detailed personal care plan is created for them based on their personal history, personality, unique interests, and current abilities.  Care plans for people with degenerative disorders are individualized, and clients are matched with caregivers that are experienced and trained in degenerative disorders.

Our care team is comprised of caregivers experienced in providing care for all ages and are background-checked.  Annual required training through Homewatch CareGivers University, a professionally-developed training platform, assure our caregivers can address specific client needs, such as specialized care for dementia and other degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS.  Our caregivers are also trained to communicate changes in the well-being and physical condition of the client to family and healthcare providers.  Finally, our caregivers are creative, patient, and empathetic to our clients’ changing needs so they understand what they are feeling or thinking, and can help provide ways to maintain their quality of life.

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.