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Parkinson’s Disease Care

Parkinson’s is a slow progressing disease that affects the body’s ability to have a full range of motion. This neurodegenerative brain disorder results from a gradual deterioration of the nerve cells in the brain that control regular body movements. The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors, stiff muscles, slow movement or decreased range of motion, and difficulty walking or balancing. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are ways to slow its progression and better manage symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms range, as does the length of time it takes for symptoms to appear and become noticeable. This can make it difficult to know what to expect and how to act when new symptoms emerge. AT Home Care’s medical team of nurses, aides and therapists can guide patients through the various stages of the disease. AT Home Care can assist patients with medication and treatment options to help control symptoms. Patients also benefit from physical and occupational therapies. Since those with Parkinson’s disease struggle with physical limitations, their ability to live comfortably in their own home often proves difficult. AT Home Care has a team of therapists that specialize in helping patients overcome physical limitations, as well as the challenges that arise in daily living activities. Each patient suffering from Parkinson’s needs personalized care and treatment. Whether medications alone are effective, or therapy and in-home assistance are necessary, the AT Home Care team can provide a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan. Our goal is to help those suffering from this debilitating disease to better manage symptoms and maintain freedom, independence and a good quality of life. Parkinson’s Disease Statistics:
  • Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common nervous system disorders
  • Nearly one million Americans are currently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • There are 50,000 to 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year

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