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Parkinson’s Care

If you’re caring for a loved one who may have Parkinson’s disease, we know it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the needed specialized care as the disease advances.  Movement disorders can make simple everyday tasks, like maneuvering around the house, frustrating and potentially even unsafe. When these difficulties are combined with cognitive impairments they may be experiencing, your loved one may no longer be able to manage on their own or with the help of family and friends. River Highlands is an enriching assisted living, memory support, Parkinson’s Care and short-term respite care community, offering support for your loved one now, as well as  for the future.

The personalized Parkinson’s care you’re looking for.

Our thoughtfully designed community provides a safe and accessible place for residents with Parkinson’s to receive help with daily needs, such as preparing meals and going to the doctor. The compassionate staff at River Highlands is on site 24 hours a day/7 days a week, and each private apartment is equipped with an emergency call system. We provide individualized support based on each person’s needs, abilities and preferences, as well as interactive programs and wellness activities to promote a healthy lifestyle – both intellectually and physically.

The progression of Parkinson’s disease and the degree of impairment vary from person to person. Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease may have problems with balance, coordination, speech or daily activities that require mobility. Their voluntary movements become slower (a symptom called bradykinesia), and they may experience tremors in their limbs, face and hands, as well as rigidity in joints and muscles. Other symptoms include problems chewing and swallowing, fatigue, anxiety and dementia.

We are here to help.

Most individuals who develop Parkinson’s disease are 60 years of age or older. Since overall life expectancy is rising, the number of individuals with Parkinson’s disease will only increase in the future. Because the symptoms generally progress slowly over time and there’s no certain test for the disease, it is not always properly diagnosed. However by getting appropriate support and treatment for loved ones who may have Parkinson’s, it’s possible to reduce symptoms associated with the disease and provide peace of mind.

A secure, homelike environment.

Typically, individuals who develop symptoms of dementia do so about 10-15 years after the initial diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Memory support at River Highlands can help with the effects of dementia and ensure residents with Parkinson’s continue to experience comfort and fulfillment while living in a secure, homelike environment.

Most importantly, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Parkinson’s affects nearly 1 million people in the United States and more than 6 million people worldwide, but we care for your loved one according to their unique needs and honor their individuality. Our experienced staff provides your family with a specialized support network and treats your loved one as family would. Through Parkinson’s care at River Highlands, your loved one can find not only help with life’s daily challenges but also empowering opportunities for enrichment in mind, body and spirit.