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Columbus Central Ohio and Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Columbus

At Homewatch CareGivers of Columbus, we work with a number of family members who have a degenerative disorder. This is difficult because we can often see the individual change from day to day. One day they might be perfectly fine, while the next they are suffering. Depending on the circumstance, many of the people with whom we work require a degree of social interaction.

We work with a woman who loves playing bingo, but it has become very difficult for her to leave her house. Since we have started working with her, however, we are able to safely take her to a Bingo hall twice a week so she can be with her friends and socialize. The difference we have made in her life has been tremendous; she has gone from being nearly home-bound to having an active social life, all thanks to the care we are providing for her.

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.