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How Senior Helpers can Help with PD Care with In Home Care

How Senior Helpers can Help with PD Care with In Home Care

If you have a loved one in your family who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may feel a bit overwhelmed with all of the care that comes with it.   Coping with daily hygiene tasks can be made easier with the assistance of a compassionate and highly trained caregiver.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can help with PD care in many ways that can help to ease the responsibilities of family caregivers.  In home senior care makes it possible for an elderly loved one coping with Parkinson’s disease to stay independent and remain in the comforts of home for as long as physically and emotionally possible. 

Medications for PD tend to be drying in the mouth and a dry mouth leads to more cavities and future dental issues.  It is recommended that as prescription toothpaste be requested at the next dentist visit to help with dental hygiene. 

There are many other tools that can make coping with Parkinson’s and personal hygiene much easier.  Electronic shavers are recommended over blades because the tremors in hands can make shaving difficult and it’s much safer.  There have been studies that suggest listening to music while brushing teeth and shaving can help a PD sufferer find rhythm which makes the job easier to perform.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can also provide a trusted caregiver can also help with these personal care activities as well.

Dressing for the day can be difficult for someone coping with PD.  It is helpful to have clothing laid out for the day and to use items with minimal buttons and snaps.   Use Velcro or clasps whenever possible on shoes.  Choose clothes that are easy to put on and recommend to your loved one that they sit on a firm chair while dressing.  Senior Helpers can help with PD care and assist with dressing to help make the process easier. 

Another way to help with personal hygiene for a person coping with PD is to have them sit down while getting ready for the day.  Sitting while performing grooming activities will help with balance and prevent falls.  Installing hand rails in and around the shower area is also very helpful for coordination.  Caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara are available to help with PD care when scheduling with family members gets complicated.  The daily assistance will bring peace of mind to family, which is an added value.

If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in home elderly  care  and professional dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to an elderly care specialist today 805-687-7777!   Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for Parkinson’s Disease, companionship, personal assistance, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.