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Norwalk Greenwich, Stamford, Fairfield, and Bridgeport

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Norwalk

At Homewatch CareGivers serving Norwalk, CT, all of our caregivers complete 12 online & in office orientation before being able to work. After that they must take continuing education courses. This is where they take courses on care for degenerative diseases like dementia and Parkinson’s, to name a few.

Also, depending on the case we might recommend having a CNA as the caregiver. CNA’s go through a course that consists of 100 hours, 76 hours Classroom ~ 24 hours Clinical experience. Students are taught the proper ways to move patients and the basics of personal care, feeding, and bathing. Other skills covered include taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure), and how to respond to patient emergencies like choking or falling. And, if it appears there could be a benefit to a client, the owner of Norwalk home care will pay out of his own pocket for a caregiver to take an accredited online course. 

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.