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Bethlehem Allentown, Easton and Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Caring for individuals dealing with degenerative disorders is near and dear to us at Homewatch CareGivers of the Lehigh Valley. We dedicate our ​business and ​are inspired by owner Belinda Gordon’s mother, who raised her family while living with multiple sclerosis.

Through this personal connection, we understand that someone living with a degenerative disorder at the core is no different from anyone else. In general, they want to live a good life, raise their kids, and contribute to those around them.

It is important to us that when creating the client’s care plan we factor in not just the personal care services or light housekeeping services the individual may require, but also whatever else the caregiver may do to help the client fulfill those personal goals.

Our caregivers have experience providing MS & ALS home care and also care for Parkinson’s and kidney disease.

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.