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North San Diego La Jolla, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas and Carlsbad

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Homewatch Caregivers of North San Diego has cared for clients that have degenerative disorders (ALS, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, arthritis) in all stages from newly diagnosed to the end stages.  The one that we see here the most however, is Parkinson’s disease.  No matter what the diagnosis we make sure that each client has a care plan that is tailored to their specific needs, especially as their condition and abilities change.  The caregivers that we pair with these families also have experience and training that makes them ideal for these clients.  The goal is to provide continuity of care for degenerative disorders and keep these clients doing the things they love and living life as normally as possible for as long as we can. 

One client who is living with Parkinson’s really loves nature and being outdoors.  His caregiver makes sure that he not only gets out every day, but when he is feeling up to it she helps him walk outside.  While this becomes harder as his disease progresses, that simple task of talking a short walk brings him immense joy and helps to make is day as enjoyable as possible.

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.