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Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Parkinson's disease symptoms and signs may vary from person to person. Early signs may be mild and may go unnoticed. Symptoms often begin on one side of your body and usually remain worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides. Parkinson's signs and symptoms may include:
A tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often hands or fingers. A back-and-forth rubbing of your thumb and forefinger, known as a pill-rolling tremor can occur. One characteristic of Parkinson's disease is a tremor of the hands when they are relaxed.
Over time, Parkinson's disease may reduce ability to move and slow movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Steps may become shorter when walking, or difficulty is experienced to get out of a chair. Also, dragging of feet while walking happens, making it difficult to move.
Muscle stiffness may occur in any part of the body. The stiff muscles can limit range of motion and cause pain. Also, posture may become stooped and balance becomes more challenging.
Decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when walking. Speech problems can also include speaking softly, monotonously, quickly, sluring or hesitation before talking. It is more challenging to write.
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Hi, my name is Tina. I have over 6 years of experience working as a Staff Nurse at Alexandra Hospital.I have experience working in the wards and Diagnostic Department. I am very passionate about nursing. I have provided the following – all domestic tasks, monitoring blood pressure, sugar levels, administering medication and injections, changing diapers, nasogastric feeding, wound dressing, female catherization, changing urinary drainage bags.
I have experience in the following conditions: Stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Paralysis, Incontinence, Visual and Hearing Impairments. I enjoy social interactions, social activities and playing games. I take my role as a nurse seriously and will ensure that you are in safe hands and happy in your home. I am able to converse in English, Hokkien and Mandarin. During my leisure times, I enjoy reading, shopping and travelling.
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We require proof of current CPR certification for every Homage care professional.
All our care professionals undergo comprehensive criminal record and reference checks.
We screen for personality, competency and scenario-based behavior through 120 minute long interviews.
Each Care Pro goes through detailed onboarding sessions to ensure quality care and conduct, they also have profile write-ups for your reference.
Our Care Pros go through AIC-certified caregiver training, including manual transfer training conducted by our partner physiotherapists.
Our Care Pros clear mandatory tuberculosis screening before they are approved.
We would like to say thank you to the Homage team for all the invaluable help. We deeply appreciate your kindness, caring assistance and time you have spent with popo. She has been well taken care of and received much love. With much gratitude from all of us and on behalf of our dearest mum.
Our carepro was fantastic. She managed to build rapport with my mother in law. Her friendly nature is a thumbs up!
Thank you for looking after my wife. It was a joy to her and myself to have you all serving and helping her out. Thank you for going out of your way to help my wife to a GP.
With excellent help rendered to the household while we are away, We would like to thank Homage for allowing us to travel with peace of mind. Thank you to your team. It has been great assistance to get mum back on her feet again. She is looking forward to traveling now, thank you for supporting her.