Posted on Jul 12, 2016
This Program is the First of its Kind in the In-Home Senior Care Industry
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects nearly one million people in the United States. As Baby Boomers age, it is likely this number will increase rapidly.
“Individuals with Parkinson’s disease need specific in-home care that is different from our clients who are being cared for with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias,” says Bob Tucker, a qualified dementia care provider (QDCP) and co-owner of the Senior Helpers office serving the north and northwest suburbs.
“We are providing specialized training and certification in conjunction with leading experts from the National Parkinson Foundation’s Center of Excellence. This program will provide the education necessary to create personalized Parkinson’s specific care plans for individuals living with this disease.”
The Parkinson’s Care Program is the second disease management training program developed and implemented by Senior Helpers, and joins the company’s Senior Gems Alzheimer’s Training Program in personalized in-home senior care.
“Our new Parkinson’s Care Program educates caregivers on how Parkinson’s disease advances and changes. It trains caregivers on how to handle the range of mobility and movement limitations those who live with Parkinson’s disease often experience,” says Abbie Tucker, a senior advocate and client services director, certified senior advisor (CSA), a qualified dementia care provider (QDCP) and co-owner of the local Senior Helpers office.
“The training also provides education on specific motor and non-motor symptoms along with techniques and strategies for identifying and managing those symptoms. In addition, the program includes home safety and fall prevention curriculum, providing the tools necessary to assess and improve a client’s living environment,” added Tucker.
Senior Helpers has a partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The company serves as the exclusive in-home care sponsor of the Foundation’s online caregiver resource center and also provides a number of services to care facilities in local communities including public seminars and continuing education and training for healthcare professionals.
For more information about this new program or if you are considering bringing in a full or part-time helper to assist a loved one in any way, call 847-564-7500, email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.seniorhelpers.com.