Assisted Living for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide. Like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s is a progressive disease with symptoms that will worsen over time.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s, including tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement can make daily activities challenging, especially for older adults who may also be dealing with other long-term health conditions. Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease may also be physically and emotionally challenging.

If you are caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease, you may eventually require the assistance of a professional caregiver or assisted living facility. Assisted living communities such as Sonata Senior Living are designed to provide essential support to people with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other long-term care conditions.

Assisted living communities also provide access to social opportunities, onsite health care, and wellness services.

Parkinson’s Support and Assistance in Assisted Living

Over time, people with Parkinson’s may struggle to maintain regular activities of daily life. Assisted living communities provide support and assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. They also offer medication management, meal preparation, and housekeeping services. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen over time, so while these services may not be necessary at first, eventually they will become difficult to maintain.

Access to Social Opportunities in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities also offer social and recreational activities, which can help people with Parkinson’s disease maintain their physical and cognitive abilities. Exercise programs such as yoga and tai chi have been shown to improve balance and flexibility. Social activities such as games, outings, and events can also help people with Parkinson’s disease feel more engaged and connected to others, reducing the risk of depression and anxiety.

Access to Onsite Health Care in Assisted Living

Another benefit of moving to an assisted living community is the built-in access to healthcare professionals. Many assisted living communities offer nursing supervision and visiting physicians who can monitor residents’ health and provide medical care if and when it’s needed. This is particularly important for people who may require specialized care and monitoring as motor coordination declines.

Peace of Mind For Families

Assisted living improves quality of life for those Parkinson’s disease which in turn provides peace of mind to family members. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, caregiving responsibilities can become overwhelming, and family caregivers may not have the skills or resources to provide the level of care that is, or will one day, be needed.

Professionally trained caregivers in assisted living can help relieve some of this caregiver burden, allowing family members to spend quality time with their loved one instead of focusing solely on caregiving.

Finding Parkinson’s Disease Care in Florida

Assisted living in Florida is regulated, which can empower you to make the right decision for your loved one with Parkinson’s Disease. By choosing a senior living community with high ratings, staffing and training standards, you can be assured your loved one is cared for in a safe and secure environment.

Above all, be sure to visit several communities and choose the right one for your loved one. An assisted living community should work with you as a partner to ensure continuity of care. At Sonata Senior Living, continuity of care is essential to the well-being of our residents with Parkinson’s disease. It’s why we have higher standards in every aspect of operations—from safety protocols to clinical training and beyond.

Learn how we partner with families to provide support, resources, communications, health and wellness services at Sonata Senior Living.

Remember, assisted living can be a lifesaving resource for families caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s disease, assisted living can provide the support and care you need to maintain your independence longer and improve quality of life.

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