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Yorba Linda Brea, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, La Habra, Chino Hills and Orange County

Care for Degenerative Disorders

At Yorba Linda, Placentia, and Chino Hills Homewatch CareGivers, we have taken care of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson’s and MS (multiple sclerosis) patients, as well as others who need care for degenerative disorders. We have learned it is essential to coordinate our care with that of the medical professionals, to ensure we are all communicating with each other to provide the most productive care to deal with the challenges that arise as the disease progresses.

Military veterans with ALS may be eligible for Aideand attendance allowance. Our local ALSA chapter is also a good resource

Family caregiving, while being an important and fulfilling role, can consume a great deal of physical, mental and emotional energy. Consequently, respite care is very important because it gives family caregivers of persons with ALS an opportunity to create a plan of care for themselves.

Caregiving is a very personal relationship. We become family as time goes on, as we celebrate birthdays, and milestones together. Our caregivers provide emotional support not only to our clients, but to their family members as well.

As Debbie reminisces six months after her husband passed away; “I miss my Gracie and other caregivers. They were there to give me support as well, through a very tough time in my life.”

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.