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Boulder Longmont, Lafayette and Louisville

Care for Degenerative Disorders

While we provide a lot of MS & ALS home care, also care for clients with rheumatoid arthritis, the most frequent progressive condition that we see is Parkinson’s Disease. Care for degenerative disorders requires training on both the tasks needed to support the client, as well as an understanding of the disease process and challenges of those living with Parkinson's.

Since 2013, Homewatch CareGivers of Boulder County has had an advocacy-level partnership with the Parkinson's Association of the Rockies (PAR). In 2013 and 2014, all of our caregivers completed extensive ongoing training on the special needs of those with Parkinson’s and related movement disorders, both on our Homewatch CareGivers University as well as using educational materials directly from PAR. We've focused on outreach to Parkinson's patients and families, participating in PAR events and fundraisers, and Sara Griswell, our Operations & Outreach Director, facilitated a support group for family caregivers of those patients. We have the ability to assign customized trainings to improve skills and understanding with any progressive condition, ensuring that the caregivers are confident and prepared. With Homewatch CareGivers, you can count on caregivers who understand you and your needs.

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.