Parkinson’s Certified Care

AFH Senior Care has a passion to provide dignity and compassion to the seniors in our care. In a constant effort to improve care to our clients living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), AFH Senior Care has chosen to become a member of the Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network. Staff training has been provided to increase awareness, maximize safety, and improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.

Our Caregivers are Certified

There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are customized techniques, effective treatment and therapy options that can help manage symptoms, so people with Parkinson’s disease can continue to enjoy many years of independent and productive lives. As part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network, our care staff receives education about the ways Parkinson’s disease causes change in:

✓   Movement

We provide daily activities to promote brain function and flexibility.

✓   Speech

We know our residents’ interests & personality, we can track changes.

✓   Eating

Our residents receive home cooked meals based on individual needs.

✓   Sleep

Our private bedrooms provide a peaceful place for rest and recovery.

✓   Other Daily Activities

Our caregivers are here to support the ADL’s of our residents.

Certified Locations

Choice One Care

First Choice Care

Burien Best Care

Burien Senior Care

The T.U.L.I.P. Care Plan

Time

Our caregivers are trained to have patience with Parkinson’s patients and recognize/report the progression of their symptoms.

Understanding

A person with Parkinson’s may need more assistance at some times of the day more than other times.

Quality of Life

Regular exercise and activity programs are important to maintain strength, flexibility and balance, as well as enhance mood and quality of life.

Increased Awareness

Caregivers are trained to recognize increased slowness, muscle stiffness/rigidity, tremor and changes in posture and balance.

Pills on Time

Medications help to restore the brain’s chemical balance, and pills must be given on schedule for maximum benefit.

Support

Reduced facial expressions and low voice volume impact communication skills for people with Parkinson’s. These symptoms should not be misinterpreted as disinterest, anger, or confusion.

Why an AFH is a good choice for Parkinson’s care:

Medication management is key to proper care for a Parkinson’s patient. While managing the medication and providing “pills on time” It is also very important for caregivers to recognize changes in a resident’s physical activities and personal behavior to better manage the care and medication a resident receives.

✓ Caregiver to resident ratios 1:3

✓ Limited residents, for personalized care

✓ Certified Parkinson’s caregivers

✓ Home cooked, personalized meal plans

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