Senior Helpers Expands Partnership with National Parkinson Foundation

(August 2016) Following a recent collaboration to develop its Parkinson's Care Program, Senior Helpers®, one of the nation's premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced a formal partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). The partnership will help bolster the Foundation's educational resources while helping make life better for people living with Parkinson's disease through expert care, education and research. Together with Senior Helpers, NPF will create new resources for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers, including Spanish language translations of existing materials and a tip sheet on home healthcare and assistive devices. Additionally, the two organizations will connect with families across the country by hosting educational events in local communities which highlight the proper actions to take when caregiving for a loved one living with Parkinson's disease.

"With 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease diagnosed each year, the need for reliable, expert care to help family members support and manage the day-to-day complexities of the disease are essential," said Craig Leonard, Senior Helpers president. "Through our partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation, we will be able to educate a larger audience on the resources available to make life better for individuals living with Parkinson's. This includes sharing the value of working alongside expertly trained caregivers who can implement personalized plans and understand current assistive technologies that allow them to remain in the care and comfort of their own home."  Read more...