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Saint Charles Aurora, Wheaton and Naperville

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Caring for a loved one with any type of degenerative disorder can be extremely overwhelming for family and friends. We have worked with many clients with such a diagnosis here at Homewatch Caregivers in Saint Charles, Aurora, Wheaton, and Naperville so that we can provide care for degenerative disorders.

We are often referred clients who have Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, we carefully screen our caregivers to be certain they have received specific training in their CNA program and clinical experiences. As a result of the complex nature of these disorders, social interaction is often limited. Clients regularly need people to come to them as they are unable to leave their residence and it is critical for them to continue to engage with other people.

One example of this type of care is that of client “Sarah” who suffered from Macular Degeneration and was hardly speaking to anyone. Our caregiver was able to get her spending more time being verbal and “Sarah” also benefited from being able to do crafts once again with the help of her caregiver.

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.