Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are typical, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement (Mayo Clinic)
At Bella Vita Assisted Living, we understand each resident has unique care needs. We regularly complete continuing education to maintain the most appropriate care options for each resident. In May 2021, the Bella Vita team earned the CPDC™ certification through Parkinson's Movement Disorder.
What do Certified Parkinson Disease Care™ (CPDC™) facilities offer? Through certification, assisted living homes demonstrate a commitment to training their staff to create and deliver care plans with specific attention to the symptoms, medications management, and therapy considerations typical when caring for a person with Parkinson's disease (PD). The training includes clinical information about PD, aspects of daily care related to the aging person with PD, symptom management, patient/resident comfort, and practical staff concerns.
Your loved one's symptoms may fluctuate and begin to get worse over time. We have a professional team of caregivers to help you continue to be patient and flexible with your loved one. At Bella Vita, we try to give your loved one the best possible chance to do specific tasks independently before stepping in to assist.
Parkinson’s care you can expect at Bella Vita Assisted Living
A calm, loving environment that focuses on our resident’s social, emotional and physical needs
Emphasis on daily exercise focusing on the management of neurological disorders
One-on-one personal sessions available with experienced trainers specializing in Parkinson’s Disease in a dedicated workout room
Coordination with physicians with specialized training in Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders
Regular monitoring of weight, appetite, risk for falls, etc.
A written care plan with ongoing communication between management and family
Onsite visits from physical, occupational and speech therapists with expertise in Parkinson’s Disease