Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease often exhibit a variety of symptoms of Parkinson’s are often divided into movement symptoms and non-movement symptoms. Movement symptoms of Parkinson’s include cramping, drooling, freezing and perhaps most notably dyskinesia, or involuntary and erratic writing movements. Non-movement symptoms include constipation, fatigue, loss of smell or taste and weight loss to name a few.

Those who are living with Parkinson’s Disease often require additional care in their daily lives to complete daily tasks and to maintain safety as those with Parkinson’s Disease age. We at Polaris Home Care are committed to providing high levels of around the clock care for the senior citizens of the Bay Area that are living with Parkinson’s Disease. Numerous studies show that having a health professional in the home to help Parkinson’s patients can provide more activity and additional safety measures for our clients. A common symptom of Parkinson’s Disease is muscle stiffness and soreness that can often times lead to a potentially dangerous fall; home care aids and caregivers like the ones that we provide at Polaris can help minimize these potential risks and maximize our clients’ activity within their community.

With the right support from a Polaris Home Care caregiver, we can ensure that you or your loved one can continue to maintain the most active lifestyle possible. Our caregivers assist our clients that are living with Parkinson’s Disease in a number of ways including nutrition and meal planning and preparation, personal care and supervisions within the home, daily therapy exercise and mobility workouts, transportation assistance and finally assistance to the family members. Parkinson’s Disease takes a toll on both the patient and the family members who are caring for them. Many of the families we work with that have a family member that is living with Parkinson’s often say that having a caregiver in the home multiple days a week has allowed them to balance their lives outside of the home with the care they assist their loved one with.

Polaris Home Care's Services

Personal Care

Bathing, toileting, therapy exercises, dressing, transfers, and all other
personal hygiene related tasks


Your caregiver will become your
friend and natural extension of your

Care Management

Facilitate communication between
all care providers and coordinate
appointments / visits

Household Tasks

Meal planning, cooking, medication
reminders, laundry, light cleaning,
and other necessary chores


Driving to appointments, errands,
activities, and to see friends or

Memory Care

All staff are trained in caring for
people experiencing memory loss
and the best activities and exercises
for them

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