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Thousand Oaks San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Malibu and Ventura County

Care for Degenerative Disorders

At Homewatch CareGivers in Thousand Oaks, we have provided care for degenerative disorders, including for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Part of the training for our caregivers is learning how to do proper transfers and lifts. Our caregivers will come to our office and meet with our nurse for hands-on training. The caregiver will first play the role of the client and experience being lifted or transferred so that they understand the fears and anxieties of the person they are caring for. The caregiver knows what it is like to be in the client’s shoes. Then the caregiver practices transferring and lifting someone in our office so that they really understand where their hands are so supposed to be to safely assist the client.

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.