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South Orange Serving Essex, Morris and Union Counties

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange understands the trials of living with a degenerative disorder. At Homewatch CareGivers in South Orange, we provide care for degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), the after-effects of a stroke and more.

In particular, we have extensive experience with Parkinson’s disease. This condition requires a particularly skilled caregiver to deal with the physical and emotional challenges associated with the illness. We start with thoughtful caregiver selection and choose those who have high Activities of Daily Living skills (Activities of Daily Living—or ADLs—include basic tasks such as eating, toileting, dressing, etc.). However, Parkinson’s disease typically includes some level of dementia so these caregivers must also demonstrate the necessary patience and compassion to work with clients who exhibit those symptoms. will also need to be able to work with someone coping with that illness. Our clients look forward to visits from the nurses as well as the caregivers because they add such value to the home care services. 

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.