Parkinson’s Residential Care – with Caring Staff
Is your loved one suffering from Parkinson’s? Managing advanced Parkinson’s disease can be a huge responsibility for a family member to undertake. Utilizing an assisted living facility, like Clarendon, can give your loved one the attention and care they need. This can allow you and your family to enjoy each other’s company with less physical, emotional or mental burden of dealing with such a difficult disease.
Just writing a few words of thanks for all the love and care Clarendon gave my Dad over the last two years. Although my Dad recently passed due to issues with dementia, I will always be grateful for their efforts. They have a great team, and were always very accessible with any of our concerns or worries. They truly treated my Dad like family, and I want to publicly thank them all for coming to my Dads celebration of life!
What can you expect with Parkinson’s progression?
Parkinson’s is diagnosed with the onset of common identifiable symptoms, such as tremors, coordination problems and trouble speaking. Symptoms vary from person to person and typically worsen over time. In stage 1, many times people don’t even notice the symptoms. By stage 2 there is moderate stiffness and trembling that is more noticeable that can slow down tasks and change posture. Medication can help during these stages to mitigate the problems.
Stage 3 is a distinguishable shift in the disease where trouble balancing and slower movement lead to falls. Necessary tasks at this point can be impacted, but are usually still manageable. By stage 4 and 5, daily assistance is necessary, although in stage 4 using a walker to move around is still an option. With the onset of stage 5 symptoms, standing and walking might be impossible, leading to wheelchair or bed-bound patients who require assistance 24/7. This is also a time where people experience hallucinations and confusion, with Parkinson’s dementia occurring in about 40% of people.
What does managing advanced Parkinson’s disease look like?
With the inability to live an independent life, late-stage management of Parkinson’s can be difficult for all involved. Stage four and five are characterized by the need to have assistance doing daily tasks. Due to dementia, not being able to walk or care for oneself and around-the-clock help needed, most people seek out Parkinson’s assisted living facilities, like Clarendon, to assist with their loved ones. At Clarendon, our small homes, daily charting, a variety of programs including mind and cognitive activities, personalized meals and highly experienced caregivers ensure your loved one receives the best care, no matter what stage of Parkinson’s they are at.
Clarendon – Parkinson’s residential care facility – San Fernando Valley area
When you choose Clarendon, you are choosing compassionate care. Our whole health approach to our residents ensures your loved ones will receive the highest quality of life possible. With a high staff to client ratio and optional one-on-one and night staffing options available you can be certain Clarendon residents are cared for. Beyond basic care, you can expect your family member to have an enriching life here in the beautiful San Fernando Valley in the Woodland Hills and Lake Balboa neighborhoods.
With weekly programs for mind and body to spirit and community at Clarendon, residents have it all. Your loved one doesn’t have to sacrifice social events or hobbies when joining one of our homes. Everything from exercise, gardening, music, arts and crafts, to religious services and low-impact dancing is available. Clarendon is a wonderful place to call home.