Nightingale Homecare understands the debilitating impact of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders on both the person experiencing issues and his or her loved ones. Nightingale Homecare’s Journeys program can bring about major improvements for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Our specially trained clinical staff work with patients to improve their ability to communicate, which often results in a reduction of depression and isolation and boosts confidence. We provide clinically proven interventions to help improve overall movement, which often reduces the risk of falls and allows patients to better care for themselves.
Nightingale Homecare’s BIG and LOUD certified therapists, including physical, occupational and speech therapists, evaluate, educate and support patients to significantly improve their movement and speech. The BIG program is a proven exercise approach, developed from years of research, which teaches patients to make bigger movements and modify their effort to produce normal movements in everyday activities.
The LOUD program, helps to improve the volume of voice and speech quality in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. It is common for individuals with Parkinson’s disease to have difficulty in speaking loud enough to be heard, and/or running out of air when talking. Because of this, they may start to isolate and avoid conversation. Nightingale Homecare’s Journeys program can aid a person in louder and clearer speech, resulting in better social interaction and less depression.
Implementing the Journeys program can provide improvements for your loved one:
- Better fine motor function for tasks like buttoning buttons or brushing teeth
- Better mobility for tasks like getting in and out of bed, getting in and out of the car, completing household tasks
- Better, louder and clearer speech
- Effective swallowing
- Better facial muscle control for blinking and smiling
- Better balance to prevent falls