Parkinson’s Disease

Care for Parkinson’s disease sufferers is a long term commitment and something must be taken very seriously by all involved. As a condition that gradually gets more problematic over time, the focus of care is placed on relieving the main symptoms associated with the disease and providing the best possible quality of life at all times.

Our Parkinson’s Disease

Care for Parkinson’s disease sufferers is a long term commitment and something that we take very seriously at Forest Healthcare. As a condition that gradually gets more problematic over time, the focus of care is placed on relieving the main symptoms associated with the disease and providing the best possible quality of life for the resident at all times.

It is a comprehensive and long-term approach in which the resident moves in to a care centre that specialises in supporting the needs of people with this condition. They are equipped with the appropriate features, trained team members and appropriate procedures.

This disease is not uncommon, and the numbers are only expected to grow in the. However, there are still very few facilities dedicated to caring for people living with this disease, which can make the process of finding a home for loved ones even more difficult.

It is important to note that in the early stages of Parkinson’s a loved one may seem relatively fine and able to live in an environment with minimal supervision and professional care. This often causes a family to seek a lower level of care that may be inappropriate in just a short time.

On the other hand, facilities with specialised care for people living with Parkinson’s disease provide a long term home without the disruption of settling in to a new facility all over again.

Contact us now and talk to one of our team about how Forest Healthcare can provide the knowledgeable and caring environment required to help people living with this condition. We’re always happy to setup an appointment for visitors to come and see our care centres.

Forest Healthcare centres that offer care for Parkinson’s disease include:

CountyLocationCare Centre
HertfordshireElstree & BorehamwoodForest Care Village
LondonCamden NW5Ash Court Care Centre
LondonIslington N1Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre
NorfolkHinghamHassingham House Care Centre

Stage 1: Few noticeable symptoms. Possible tremors, although mild. People at this stage can generally function on their own, with only minor outward signs that anything is wrong.

Stage 2: Tremors become worse and / or spread to other parts of the body. Movement becomes stiff. Can still perform most or all daily tasks without assistance.

Stage 3: Physical symptoms increase in number and severity. Balance is affected, presenting a risk of falling. Movement is slow and stiff. Requires assistance with some daily tasks.

Stage 4: Difficulty standing without help. Movement without assistance is even more difficult. Needs help with more daily tasks and most likely cannot safely live alone.

Stage 5: Standing, walking, and movement of any kind is extremely limited at this stage and a wheelchair may be necessary. Hallucinations are possible in addition to the worsening physical symptoms. Requires assistance with most or all daily tasks.

This type of care provides a consistent framework and oversight for the long-term care requirements of Parkinson’s disease. Each resident will be assessed and the progression of the disease is tracked, which will form the basis for the treatment plan to manage symptoms.

Residents may receive occupational  and physiotherapy among other supportive treatments, with the focus at all times being to tailor a treatment plan for each individual, which is regularly reviewed.

Other specialist care services we provide

Forest Healthcare specialists treat many types of injuries and illnesses, which includes young and physically disabled people, as well as brain injuries and cancer-related issues in people of all ages.

Contact us today and ask any questions you may have about Forest Healthcare and our specialist care services, or make arrangements to come in for a visit. Our staff will talk you through the process and let you know what to expect.

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