Some disease requires that a caregiver possess specialized training and certification to be able to provide care for your loved one. Jannic Health Services goes to great lengths to carefully match qualified, certified, and experienced caregivers with clients living with certain conditions and diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson Syndrome, ALS/Lou Gehrig disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is not a separate disorder. It is a concept that defines a particular collection of symptoms. Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent type of dementia. In a daily sense, memory loss and cognitive capacity can make it difficult to live a normal life.
Memory loss diseases are a serious personal challenge. Without an effective treatment or cure, the impact of Alzheimer’s will continue to be difficult and devastating, especially for caregivers. Not only do our team of Registered Nurses and Social Workers use a holistic approach in developing individualized care plans during various stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia but also provide the much-needed support system for the caregiver as well. Each client is assigned a care team, and a certified, trained, and experienced caregiver is matched with the client and included in the care plan as well. Problems and needs assessments are an ongoing process of evaluation to evaluate client progress and incorporate interventions into the care plan. Equal support and assistance are provided to our caregivers, taking into consideration the emotional stress and apathy they might also experience in the discharge of their duties and care for our clients.
Parkinson’s disease, which affects movement, is a progressive nervous system condition. Symptoms start gradually, often beginning with just one hand with a barely noticeable tremor. Tremors are prevalent, but stiffness and slowing of motion are also commonly caused by the disorder.
Your face will display little to no emotion in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. When you are walking, your arms will not swing. Your speech might become slurred or soft. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease deteriorate as the illness progresses over time.
Although it is difficult to cure Parkinson’s disease, some drugs can greatly improve the symptoms. Your doctor may occasionally suggest surgery to control certain regions of your brain and to improve your symptoms.
Recommended dietary and the appropriate nutritious meal is something our trained caregivers are very capable of preparing. Encouraging participation in daily exercises as recommended and prescribed by the client’s physician plays a part in reducing stress and helping the client relax. Our caregivers are well-trained and certified to provide care to patients living with Parkinson’s disease, including grooming, bathing, feeding, meal preparation, and exercising.
Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, the condition involves the breakdown of neurons in the brain called motor neurons, which control the muscles. The brain loses its ability to initiate and control movements, often leading to an inability to eat, talk, move, and even breathe. Approximately 5,000 people in the US are diagnosed with this disorder every year, according to the ALS Foundation. There are ways to treat ALS, but there is no cure.
Working in collaboration with nurses, physical therapists, and the clients’ recommended need for in-home care services, our caregivers are trained to implement the prescribed in-home care plan from a personalized perspective to help the clients achieve and maintain maximum independence in the comfort of their homes. Our professional, trained, and caring staff will help your loved one with personal care, such as showering, dressing, meal preparation, and feeding. They will also assist your loved one in daily exercises and other social activities, including dining out, going to the movies, and shopping.
Patients are always anxious to get out of the hospital, and the confines of one’s primary residence is the best place for patients recovering from a stroke to speed up their recovery process. Jannic Health Services will only match experienced caregivers with those recovering from a stroke and have cared for a minimum of three patients within three years. This ensures that the caregiver has the requisite training, experience, and knowledge in dealing with the client. A refresher course is taken by the matched caregiver before beginning visits with a client to enable them to provide the best possible care, including helping and assisting the client to maintain and increase their ability to function.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS is a possible debilitating brain and spinal cord disease. In MS, the immune system destroys the protective sheath of the nerve fibers, allowing signals to be blocked between the brain and the rest of the body. The long-term damage may be serious or even crippling of nerves.
Signs of MS differ depending on the damage to a person’s nervous system. Although certain individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose the ability to walk independently or at all, others undergo lengthy stretches of remission without any new symptoms; MS affects several people in different degrees.