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Provo Serving Orem and Utah County

Care for Degenerative Disorders

No one should feel helpless, bored or lonely, regardless of their condition of abilities, and our specially trained caregivers can provide engaging and enriching opportunities to fend off these feelings. Degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), multiple sclerosis, or dementias like Lewy Body disease, impact each person and their family differently.

The main focus of Provo Homewatch CareGivers is safety – our specially trained and educated caregivers work at all times to make sure the home is a safe environment, continually making assessments about the risk of a fall or another factor that could be dangerous for a person with a degenerative disorder. Our caregivers go through specific training on many degenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, the after-effects of a stroke, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's-related diseases, so we respond quickly and effectively when necessary.

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.