If your senior loved one is suffering from Parkinson’s disease the struggle to get them to the doctor’s office for routine care and exams can be hard on you and hard on them. Physician house calls that eliminate the need to make your senior parent go through the hassle of going to the doctor’s office are a great way to get your senior parent the care they need.
With physician house calls your senior parent can stay in the comfort of their home and not have to risk falling just to spend a few minutes with the doctor. And when a doctor examines your senior loved one at there are big benefits like:
More Accurate Vital Readings
When your senior parent’s doctor takes their vital readings at home those readings will be more accurate. Without the stress of having to travel to the doctor’s office and wait to be seen the doctor will get a better idea of what your senior parent’s normal heart rate and other vital signs are. That will allow the doctor to get a better understanding of your senior loved one’s overall health. Over time those vital readings will show a pattern of your senior parent’s overall health so it’s very important that they be as accurate as possible.
More Accurate Assessment
When treating Parkinson’s disease the doctor may want see your senior loved one walk to asses their gait. They may also want to look for tremors or other symptoms of Parkinson’s. When your senior loved one is in the comfort of their own home they will be more relaxed and the doctor will be able to better assess your parent’s condition to see if there has been any progression in the disease. The doctor will also be able to get a better sense of how the environment impacts your senior loved one’s condition.
If there has been any changes to your senior parent’s condition that require some environmental changes the doctor will be able to make personalized recommendations based on your senior loved one’s home. For example, the doctor may recommend moving certain items or furniture to allow your senior parent a safer path to get around. Or, the doctor could recommend adaptive devices that would help your senior parent after seeing the environment where they spend most of their time.
Less Stress For Your Senior Parent
One of the biggest benefits of physician house calls is less stress and anxiety for your senior parent. Going to the doctor can cause a lot of anxiety for seniors who have mobility challenges. The anxiety and stress can trigger tremors or make other symptoms of Parkinson’s more intense. If the weather is bad or there is a long walk from the parking lot to the doctor’s office your senior loved one could get tired or upset. And depending on how far away the office is the visit could take most of the day. It’s much more comfortable and less stressful for your senior parent to get the care they need from an experienced doctor at home.
Primary Care @ Home treats patients between ages 18-100+ years of age. We specialize in Primary & Preventive Care, Chronic Conditions, Homebound Patients, Geriatrics and Intellectually Disabled patients all in the comfort of our patient’s own homes. If you or an aging loved one in Brownsburg, IN could benefit from our services please contact us today! (317) 471-0774
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