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Nassau County Westbury and Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Westbury

There are many people in Nassau County who are in need of care for degenerative disorders. This care is different for every person and every disorder.

We had a client who was living with Parkinson’s disease and while she was able to live a fairly normal life still, there were days when she was basically frozen. We were there for the days that weren’t so great for her. We have to ask ourselves, “How do we allow for someone to continue to have some semblance of normalcy?” For this client, her biggest love was her three dogs. Her three rambunctious dogs! If this woman was having a bad day and unable to leave her bed, our caregiver could come and let the dogs out and feed them. We could be there for those not-so-great days. 

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.