Creating a Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care Team for Your Elderly Loved One
If your elderly loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you may be taking on the role of primary caregiver. However, seniors who suffer from complex and chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s, benefit most from an interdisciplinary team of professionals. The collaborative effort will help provide individualized treatment to address the needs and varying side effects that your loved one experiences.
Home Care Assistance New Hampshire provides a list of professionals that you may want to consider for your loved one’s care team:
- Primary care provider – Your loved one’s primary care provider is the individual who regularly manages their overall health. After a Parkinson’s diagnosis, ask your primary care provider for a referral for a Parkinson’s or geriatric specialist.
- Neurologist – These doctors specialize in problems with the nervous system and will be able to provide specialty advice to your loved one. They are experienced in Parkinson’s care and will be able to monitor your loved one’s specific case and work with them to prescribe appropriate medications as well as recommendations for care.