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Freeland Midland, Bay City and Saginaw

Care for Degenerative Disorders

We definitely see the benefit of social interaction for our clients living with degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and multiple sclerosis. Homewatch CareGivers of Freeland is sensitive to the effects of isolation for a person who has lost their independence. A degenerative disorder often results in complications with transportation, causing them to miss out on social functions.  Caregivers drive clients to and from appointments, errands and activities. Our trained staff safely helps your loved one with any assistive devices, wheelchairs or other equipment during the journey. A simple trip to the park or library focuses on what the client can do rather than what activities the disease limits.  One client who used to play baseball loved going to a local Loon’s game and watching the home team win; go Loons!  As much as possible, we like to get our clients out in the community participating in activities that bring meaning to their lives.   

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.