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Edina Minneapolis and the West Metro

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Edina

One of our clients in Edina was a former college and professional hockey player who is now living with Parkinson’s disease. You can imagine how frustrating it is for a former athlete to now require care for a degenerative disorder like Parkinson’s. In addition to keeping him safe in terms of mobility, our caregivers need to address how he’s feeling in terms of his mental well-being. It’s common for our elders in situations like this to combat depression and feelings of loneliness and helplessness because they can no longer live the lives they imagined. Our caregivers go through specialized training to prepare for caring for those living with degenerative disorders like Parkinson's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, and others.

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.