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Columbia Glen Burnie, Sykesville, and Howard County

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Columbia

At Homewatch CareGivers in Columbia, Maryland, many of our clients require care for degenerative disorders.  Our trained and experienced staff provides services for multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and many other conditions.  For example, we have clients living with MS whose care needs reflect their current medical situation.  They may only need help with their mornings and everyday routines.  Many of these clients are highly functioning, with jobs and remain active in their communties so our caregivers understand how to approach these situations where personal care delivery must be implemented accordingly to their daily obligations. ​We also understand that care needs will change over time so we have trained our caregivers to anticipate these changes and be there for you and your loved ones. 

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.