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Chapel Hill Serving Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Chapel Hill

Homewatch CareGivers of Chapel Hill has helped many clients who living with a chronic condition. We prepare our caregivers to provide quality chronic condition care on a short or long-term basis. One of the chronic conditions we see in some of our clients is multiple sclerosis (MS). This disease can be very slow-progressing and may require long term commitment on the caregiver part. One of our clients who was diagnosed with MS when she was in her early 60s hired us to care for her in 2004 and we are still providing care for her. What's even more amazing is that the caregiver that we assigned to her case almost 11 years ago is still taking care of her today.

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.