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San Fernando Valley Woodland Hills, Encino, North Hollywood and Surrounding Communities

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Homewatch CareGivers of San Fernando provides  Parkinson's, ALS, & MS home care, as well as care for a variety of other degenerative disorders. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis (MS), and other degenerative disorders is a life-changing event for everyone affected: the person living with the disease, spouse, children, extended family, and friends.  Homewatch CareGivers of the San Fernando Valley, which serves Woodland Hills, Encino, and North Hollywood—can provide care for degenerative disorders. Eating healthy meals, getting plenty of rest, and making it a point to exercise are all keys to preserving the quality of life for everyone involved.  Building a support team is essential to maintaining the health of all affected individuals; that involves reaching out to family, friends, health professionals, and other resources. In home caregivers can be part of a support team, even if for a few hours a week.

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.