Taking Excellent Care of
Here at Orchard Living View, we help patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) live their best lives. This difficult condition can cause fear and confusion while causing symptoms such as shaking and shuffling. Our caregiving team has a thorough understanding of what it takes to effectively manage Parkinson’s symptoms and adapt care techniques as the disease progresses.
Our experienced caregivers at Orchard Living View help Parkinson’s patients create and live in a home environment that can accommodate their personal needs and movements throughout the day.
As Parkinson’s progresses, we provide increasing levels of care for daily activities while helping patients maintain their independence as much as possible.
Some of the areas in which we help include:
- Medication and meal preparation
- Exercising and mobility
- Safe transportation
- Companionship and emotional support
How We Care for Parkinson’s Patients
Building Strength Through Nutrition
Our caregiving team supports patient health by shopping, cooking, and serving nutritious foods that help fight against Parkinson’s. By focusing on highly nutritious foods, we help patients build strength in their bones and muscles. A healthy diet has many important benefits and can help prevent muscles from deteriorating, reduce the accumulation of body fat, and set patients up for higher levels of health in the long run.
Helping Patients Stay Active
Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s can cause patients to experience tremors, shakes, and stiffness in their muscles. Our experts help patients with these symptoms by incorporating light activities such as walking and stretching. Orchard Living View Caregivers make everyday activities easier by supporting patients as they carry out tasks and strive for independence in their daily lives.
Assisting with Medications
People with Parkinson’s may need assistance in managing medications as their disease progresses. With multiple prescriptions, it can be difficult to keep track of the various medications that need to be taken on a regular basis. Thankfully, our caregivers are highly experienced in this area and help remind patients to take their medication at the right time.
Providing Personal Care
Parkinson’s patients benefit greatly from our experienced personal care techniques. Depending on the patient’s needs, Orchard Living View Caregivers help with everyday hygiene tasks such as taking a bath, getting dressed, and going to the bathroom. We always establish beneficial routines with our patients while making sure to respect their privacy.
It can be difficult for Parkinson’s patients to drive with the tremors and shakes they experience. Our caregiving team has years of experience in safely driving patients to doctor’s appointments, rehabilitation sessions, pharmacies, and more. We work hard to support our Parkinson’s patients with everyday errands while providing reliable transportation options.
About Orchard Living View
Orchard Living View is a non-medical home care agency assisting seniors age in their own homes. Orchard Living View hires caregivers who are truly passionate about nurturing others, and who feel that caregiving is more than just a job. We work with clients that have chronic illness, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Our agency is trusted by doctors and hospitals throughout Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland County to provide caregivers that help clients adapt to their changing needs as they evolve.