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Silver Spring Rockville, Potomac, and Montgomery County

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Silver Spring

We take care for degenerative disorders in Silver Spring very seriously. To support our staff when approaching care for degenerative disorders we have Homewatch CareGivers University, with hundreds of courses available to them on diseases like Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).  Once we’ve identified a situation where care for a degenerative disorder is taking place, we are able to signup those caregivers for additional training to reinforce important protocols and information.  While most of our staff is experienced in this type of care, we make sure caregivers are aware of how their client’s disease could progress and what to expect as their needs change. If our staff, the client or their family ever have questions about the condition or in how to provide care, our team of Registered Nurses is on call and ready to assess and offer training, giving comfort and peace of mind to those involved. 

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.