Care Support For Parkinson’s in Singapore
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An Introduction to Parkinson Disease
Parkinson Disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement, with symptoms that develop and worsen over time. In the initial stages, a person with Parkinson’s may experience a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s, the condition may also cause shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination.
Parkinson’s symptoms and signs may vary from person to person, and often go unnoticed in its early stages. Symptoms often begin on one side of your body and usually remain worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides. Besides the physical symptoms, an individual with Parkinson’s may sometimes experience mental and behavioural changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue.
Parkinson Disease affects thousands of Singaporeans
As the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Singapore after Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease affects 3 in every 1000 people above 50 years old. While it is more common among the older population, this condition can also affect younger adults. As our population ages, the number of people with Parkinson Disease is expected to increase as well.
Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s
Receiving a Parkinson Disease diagnosis is never easy, not only for the patient but also their family and loved ones. It can be tough mentally and physically knowing that they will inevitably lose control over their movement. As Parkinson’s develops over time, your loved one will need more support with activities of daily living. Having a loved one by their side along their Parkinson’s journey can be comforting.
While there is no cure available, there are many ways we can slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and improve the quality of life of our loved one living with the condition.
We’re here for you, every step of the way
We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved one with Parkinson’s. Our Care Professionals are experienced with caring for individuals with Parkinson’s and undergo training to better understand, support and care for you and your loved one.
We understand that for different individuals, different forms of care support may be required. Here are some of the ways our Care Pros can help.
Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.
Care provided through the night to assist with toileting or nursing needs, prevent wandering and reduce fall-risk.
Alleviate symptoms and improve bodily functions through prescribed treatment plans.
Seek medical advice, get a health screening and simple medical procedures from the comfort of home.
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Accompany and facilitate transport to-and-fro between home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits.
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Call us at 6100 0055 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.
Make a Care Plan together
We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.
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Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.
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Top questions about Parkinson’s Disease Care
Does Parkinson's affect life expectancy?
Parkinson Disease is not fatal. On average, a person with Parkinson’s can expect to live almost as long as those without the condition. However, related complications may reduce life expectancy by 1 to 2 years.
What is the best exercise for Parkinson's disease?
Different forms of exercises can help with different motor symptoms. An individual looking to improve balance can consider tai chi and yoga. Dancing or boxing, on the other hand, may improve coordination and agility. Those with limited mobility can perform seated aerobic exercises.
How do you care for someone with Parkinson's?
There are many ways we can support a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson Disease, from educating ourselves and managing finances, to lending a listening ear and supporting with daily activities.
How can Homage support with Parkinson's care?
In-home Parkinson’s care support allows individuals with Parkinson’s to receive holistic care in the comfort of home.
Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:
- Personal hygiene, includes showering, toileting, diaper changing and dressing
- Mobility support, includes manual or assisted transfers to facilitate movement around the home and reduce fall-risk
- Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
- Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
- Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
- Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
- Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
- Light housekeeping, includes keeping the care recipient’s room spick and span, washing the care recipient’s dishes
- Simple nursing care, includes tube feeding and suctioning
- Complex nursing procedures, includes wound and stoma care
- Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy
Everyone’s care needs are unique. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 to learn more about how our Care Pros can support you in your journey with Parkinson’s.
What Parkinson's care packages do you offer?
From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs, so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.
Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.
How fast can I receive care support for Parkinson's?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for Parkinson’s care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
What is the minimum duration for a care visit?
The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
Are there subsidies available for Homage Parkinson's care services?
Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.
Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.
Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?
We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving.
For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.
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