SUPPORTING JOHN TO LIVE WELL WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE
John lives at home with his wife Joan, who is living with dementia. John has problemswith his speech and movement, and due to Joan’s short-term memory problems, she could not understand or remember why this was happening to John.
Due to the couples’ complex needs they would get very frustrated with each other which lead to constant arguments. The local authority reviewed the situation and felt that John and Joan would better off living apart. Despite their frustrations with each other due to their individual needs and level of dependence on each other, they desperately wanted to stay together at home.
Prestige Nursing & Care put a care package in place for 14 hours a day for 12 weeks to support their needs to ensure they could continue to stay together. A more mature and experienced care team was provided by Prestige to help John with his mobility and support his communication with Joan, which in turn meant there was less frustration between the two of them. The care team were proactive in managing John’s medications regime which meant his Parkinson’s symptoms were better managed and less prominent. Prestige worked in partnership with their case manager to ensure the right care was being provided for John and Joan. They continue to live together at home with our care and support.