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Evansville Newburgh, Princeton and Surrounding Areas

Care for Degenerative Disorders in Evansville

When we receive a call from a family interested in home care in Evansville, we find out if they need care for a degenerative disorder. We are able to get our caregivers trained for caring someone living with a certain disorder, such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), through our Homewatch CareGivers University.

A 75-year old woman is living with arthritis and diabetes and hired a caregiver to help her at home. Our caregiver learned that this woman used to enjoy making art, doing paintings. Although the caregiver is not an experienced artist herself, she found an affordable art class nearby and got this woman out of the house to paint again. Now she is moving around and using her body where she wasn’t before and it’s really helping her.  

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.