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San Juan Capistrano Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, and South Orange County

Care for Degenerative Disorders

Homewatch CareGivers of San Juan Capistrano offers ALS & MS home care, as well as care for a variety of other degenerative disorders. A degenerative disorder can make daily tasks difficult, so we have personal-care teams to help with what used to be simple: bathing, getting dressed, fixing meals - making sure your loved one stays independent as they receive help with their daily activities. The main focus of San Juan Capistrano, CA Homewatch CareGivers is safety - our specially trained and educated caregivers work at all times to make sure the home is a safe environment, continually making assessments about the risk of a fall or another factor that could be dangerous for a person with a degenerative disorder. Virtually all of our caregivers have a wide breath of experience, both with facility care and personal, one on one care. They also have experience with clients who need care for degenerative disorders. We hire them for their experience and knowledge, and then supplement their learning with training on other common diseases / disorders.

Caregivers always have an opportunity to specialize or simply expand their current skill / knowledge set of care for degenerative diseases. This makes them more valuable in the future and makes them a terrific asset for the client and his/her family. We use the many courses on HWCG University and supplemental course material from articles we have gathered from websites dedicated to specific chronic conditions like Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s. Our caregivers gain increased understanding of the correct behaviors that they can employ to better impact the peace and dignity of clients suffering from degenerative diseases.

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.