Tips For Finding A Care Facility For A Loved One With Parkinson
Even though you or other family members may have been caring for a loved one that has Parkinson’s during the early stages of the disease when that person develops advanced Parkinson’s it might be necessary to find a long term care facility for your loved one where he or she can get the kind of medical care and attention that you and your family members just can’t provide. It’s a good idea to start looking for long term care facilities before your loved one goes into the advanced stage if you can so that you have time to look around and compare facilities before making a choice.
There are two different types of care available at most nursing homes and long term care facilities. Basic care is exactly what the name implies, non medical care that is designed to address the person’s basic needs like eating, bathing, dressing and so on. If your loved one is having trouble swallowing, dressing themselves, or bathing but doesn’t have any serious medical conditions as a result of the Parkinson’s then Basic care is probably all that he or she will need. If your loved one has more serious medical problems as a result of the Parkinson’s, such as dementia or a condition that requires regular medical attention then you will need to find a facility that offers Skilled Care. Skilled Care is having doctors or nurses available to treat your loved one and carry out any tests or other medical procedures. Once you have decided which type of care is right for your loved one it’s time to start looking at some health care facilities. Keep these tips in mind as you search for a reliable long term care facility: