Our professional carers are trained by Parkinson's UK.
Flexible Parkinson’s care in the home
We believe that people living with Parkinson’s have the right to enjoy a high quality of life with independence and dignity in their own home. We appreciate how important it is for people with Parkinson’s to retain choice and control in life, and for many the desire to remain in one’s own home and community is essential to overall wellbeing.
Our Parkinson’s home care is person-centred and focused on building a true understanding of the fluctuating and individual nature of the condition. We understand the critical requirement for correct medication regimes, and our professional carers are trained to keep pace with the changeable nature of Parkinson’s, fully appreciating the side effects of medications and the physical health risks that can arise. We adopt a holistic approach recognising that Parkinson’s can mean a person is living not only with mobility issues but often will have emotional, social and psychological needs too.
We are in touch with a number of specialist Parkinson’s Nurses around the country and have offered support and care to some of their patients. Through the guidance of our own Admiral Nurse, Dr. Jane Pritchard, our carers fully understand and support Parkinson’s disease symptoms, including speech problems, slowness of movement, tremors and reduced mobility.
Each carer completes a medications management course in addition to the Parkinson’s UK training programme ensuring they are trained and competent to manage complex and personalised medication regimes. We work with health professionals to support physiotherapy programmes and improve independence and mobility for our clients and are leading the way in specialist care in the home for those living with the condition.
Specialist nursing and medical care
Supported by our specialist nurse, Dr. Jane Pritchard, our professional care teams support clients with nursing care at home. All our professional carers are qualified to manage and administer medications and support with a number of complex medical interventions.
We understand that complex medical care can require equipment and other adaptations to the home. Our dedicated regional care team will liaise with doctors, district nurses, OTs, physiotherapists and other health and social care professionals, to manage all health care needs to ensure a holistic and multi-disciplinary care plan is in place.
Round-the-clock managed service
Our Parkinson’s care service can be provided as 24-hour live-in care, day care or a short-term respite service – whatever is right for you and includes:
- Dedicated care team led by regional care manager
- Full assessment before care starts
- Bespoke and flexible care plan
- Specialist support and expertise - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Liaising with GP’s and other professionals involved in care provision
- Meal planning and household/domestic tasks
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
“The Good Care Group has been, literally lifesavers. My mother has had a year with lots of contentment, fun and even laughter with her two carers who supports her every need. Her amazing carers just cope with everything and I can be as involved as I want to be, but when I am on holiday or busy, life just goes on. What more could one ask?”