It is important for Austin seniors to be aware of their health and any changes that may occur. If you fear that you may have Parkinson's Disease, here are some signs to look out for:
- Moving slow
- A shuffle walk
- Stiff facial expression
- Muffled speech
- Frequent imbalance
- Small, cramped handwriting
Contact your local provider if you think you possess these most of these symptoms, and to take further precautions that you do or do not have Parkinson's Disease. It is a diseae that is not gender specific, race specific, yet mostly diagnosed to those over the age of 65. Parkinsons's is not something that you can take a blood test for, a thorough check up with your doctor must be put in place to confirm. You as an Austin senior will also want to work with a neurologist who specializes in PD, as they are going to be more versed on the subject and able to give you a more clear answer to your diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with Parknson's Disease and are in need of support, click here.
BrightStar Care of Austin proudly provide Home Care and Support for Seniors, including 24 hour in home health care, and support in independent and assisted living communities. We provide all levels of home care from companion services to Skilled Nursing. Medical Staffing, Home care, In-Home Skilled Nursing, In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers. We Support Veterans as a partner of the VA/Veterans administration provider network and area a Home Care Provider for U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, and a DOL DEEOIC provider. We Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LPN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. We are an ALS Society partner, Alzheimer Association member, Colorado Health Care Association member, providing care for developmentally disabled and individuals of all ages with mental health and behavioral health diagnosis. Other services inlcude safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, client monitoring for out of town family members. Proudly serving Central Austin, Eastern Travis County, North Austin, East Austin, West Austin, Lake Travis, South Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Tarrytown.