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Portland Beaverton, Gresham and Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Suffering with a degenerative disorder can cause great anxiety for the victim and their loved ones. At Homewatch CareGivers of Portland, we have close and personal experiences working with individuals who are passing through these new and frequently rough waters. We have learned that it is important to provide intuitive care that is informed by carefully working with families and care teams to truly understand what our clients want or need when care for a degenerative disorder is required.  We are here to listen to your voice and understand your needs. We use our positive supports training to help care staff listen, see and understand the needs and wants of our clients. Let us show you how we do it, and how our positive support tools can help to enrich a loved one’s life.

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.