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Florence And Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Degenerative arthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease, is inflammation of the joints caused by the breakdown of cartilage in one or more joints. Homewatch CareGivers of Florence and the Quad Cities of North West Alabama understand the degenerative disorders process. It is estimated that degenerative joint disease affects more than 25 million people over 55 years old in the United States alone. We provide care for people living with degenerative disorders such as Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and arthritis.

A current clients 73 years old with Parkinson’s disease is receiving our services while living in an assisted living facility. Our caregivers provide him with companionship, transportation, dressing and meal assistance. We at Homewatch CareGivers of Florence and the Quad Cities of North West Alabama have specialized training for our caregivers that is required before providing care to people living with degenerative disease disorders. Remember that we also provide services to our clients not only in their homes but in hospitals, nursing home, rehabilitation centers, Independent and assisted living facilities as well.

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.