At Prestige Nursing & Care we believe that everyone living with Parkinson’s can lead a happy, fulfilled and healthy life with the right support in place, tailored to their individual needs.

As an established provider we have been supporting individuals living with Parkinson’s to have an improved quality of life in their own homes and communities for over 75 years. We have been trusted by families up and down the country to provide care for all of life, evolving the level and type of care we provide to meet changing needs.


We know through our experience of supporting thousands of people and their families faced with the prospect of needing long-term Parkinson’s care and support, that most people would prefer to stay in the safety, comfort and familiarity of their treasured home and not endure the disruption caused from leaving their possessions and memories behind.

For many a move from home can cause much upset, worry and for some confusion. Having routines imposed on how you live, leaving your loved one, feeling isolated from family and friends or your local community are all common concerns experienced by those facing a move into a care home, specialist care setting or facing a prolonged stay in hospital.

Staying at home while receiving our specialist Parkinson’s home care services means that you can continue to live life your way, whilst benefiting from one-to-one care provided by a competent and compassionate carer who will positively impact your life. They will focus on effectively managing your care needs, so you can have an improved quality of life with enhanced well-being.


Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that is caused by the gradual loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.  Dopamine producing brain cells enable messages to be sent to the areas of the brain responsible for movement and co-ordination.  As these cells reduce in number, the brain is unable to function normally resulting in problems relating to movement.

In the UK, 145,000 people are living with Parkinson’s and it affects adults as young as 50 years old and those in later life.  One in 20 people will experience their first symptoms when they are 40 years old.  Men are slightly more likely than women to develop Parkinson’s disease than women.

Parkinson’s occurs when brain cells do not work properly and the brain’s ability to produce a chemical called dopamine is dramatically reduced.  Dopamine helps to control movement in the body, so symptoms include adverse and uncontrollable movement in the body, such as shaking and tremors.

Other symptoms of Parkinson’s include:

  • Rigidity or muscle stiffness
  • Slowness of movement
  • Memory problems
  • Speech difficulties
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Anxiety and depression.

Sadly, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, though there are treatments available that can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. These treatments include supportive therapies, medication and surgery such as deep brain stimulation.

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At Prestige Nursing & Care, we provide a care and support package that enables you to live a happy and fulfilled life, in the safety and comfort of your own home. The Parkinson’s home care services we provide will be guided by you and tailored to your needs, giving you choice over how you live your life and the support you want.

We work collaboratively with our clients and their families to develop a thorough care and support plan that accurately reflects a person’s holistic needs.  We also adopt a partnership approach to working with local authority partners, NHS services, multidisciplinary teams, therapists and other community bodies involved in a person’s care.  This means we are well-informed so we can provide continuity of care ensuring the right care is in place at the right time, whilst responding efficiently to changing needs and strengthening care provision when required.

Our carers will be expertly trained to understand Parkinson’s disease and how it progresses.  They will adopt a flexible approach to caring for someone with Parkinson’s that recognises the fluctuating nature of the symptoms the condition presents.  We ensure our carers are trained in medications management and so you keep on top of what we know can be a complex medications regime to ensure symptoms are effectively managed.  Our carers are proactive in helping you maintain a balanced and nutritious diet and will encourage and support you to complete your exercise regime working alongside your physiotherapist.

Working with other healthcare professionals involved in your care, we will make recommendations as to any equipment you may need that would help you to live well at home as well as any home adaptations.

We know that those who need help at home with Parkinson’s are also likely to have low self-esteem and many live with depression associated with their condition. Our carers are not only able to meet your care needs but are also on hand to support you emotionally and psychologically too. They are always proactive in building self-esteem and positive mood, through gentle encouragement and sensitive support.


When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care you can be reassured that the carer who cares for you or your loved one is expertly trained to provide the support you need, to the high standards you should expect.  All carers that join us complete our induction training programme, which goes above mandatory requirements.

We adopt a bespoke approach to training that ensures our carers have the knowledge, skills and aptitude to deliver high-quality home care that meets the needs of our clients.  If a client is living with a specialist condition, like dementia or Parkinson’s or has problems with mobility that means they fall frequently we will make sure they are trained and supported to effectively provide the care you need.

We are very proud of our carers – each and every one of them is dedicated to providing compassionate, sensitive and dignified home care that means our clients live a fulfilled and meaningful life, with independence and choice, for all of life.

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John lives at home with his wife Joan, who is living with dementia. John has


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.



Our trusted and established care at home service can be provided in the following ways for a person living with Parkinson’s:

  • Hourly care or visiting care, as it is sometimes referred is for those who need care and support with tasks of daily living or clinical care at certain times during the day.  Care at home can be provided from a 30 minute visit, to as many hours/visits throughout the day you require, one day or several days of the week depending on your care and support needs.  For those who have complex needs, hourly care can be provided over a 24-hour period.
  • Live-in care for when a permanent care arrangement is needed with greater levels of support around the clock to ensure a person can live well at home.  Through our family of leading home care brands in the UK, we are able to offer award-winning live-in care rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) from The Good Care Group.
  • Respite care for those needing a short-term arrangement after hospital discharge to rehabilitate or when a family carer needs a break from their caring role. It is also an ideal service for families who wish to assess whether care at home is the right care choice for them.
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Our responsive and reliable Parkinson’s care service local to you means we can put care and support in place quickly and in many cases within 24-hours.   Depending on your needs a comprehensive assessment will be conducted by either a registered nurse or our local care expert.  We can conduct the assessment at your home, in hospital or in any specialist care setting if you are awaiting discharge back to your own home enabling a plan of care and support to be developed that meets all your needs.

Our approach to care planning ensures we capture all your preferences and wishes so you can live a contented life in the comfort of your own home.  We take time to find the carer that would best meet your care and support needs, making sure they are closely aligned with how you wish to live your life. Once care is in place, our local teams made up of care and clinical experts provide you, your family and our carer with an abundance of on-going support, giving you peace of mind that you or your loved one is receiving the very best Parkinson’s care.


Prestige Nursing & Care is not an agency.  Unlike a home care agency, we provide a fully managed and regulated care at home service, which means our clients, their families and our professional partners can be reassured that the care and support we provide those living with Parkinson’s  is of the very highest quality.

Our service is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and the Scottish Care Inspectorate (SCI) in Scotland.  We are proud that 96% of our inspected services have been rated as providing a ‘Good’ service, with 4% rated ‘Outstanding’ and our services in Scotland have been awarded a five-star rating.


The cost of Parkinson’s care is dependent on the level of care and support you require.  If you are receiving our hourly Parkinson’s care the overall cost will be determined by the number of visits and frequency of visits to you at home. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at your home, or in hospital if you are awaiting discharge to truly understand what you need and therefore how much Parkinson’s care at home will cost.

We know that our cost of professional Parkinson’s care is very competitive when compared with other home care providers.  It is worth noting that when comparing the cost of home care with a care package in a care home, that the fee you pay for home care is actually for the care and support you receive.  In a care home your weekly fee mainly covers your accommodation, food and social activities with the care package being only a small part of what you pay.

You may be entitled to either healthcare funding, social care funding or Government funding to contribute to the cost Parkinson’s care.  If you are faced with having to finance your own home care (known as self-funding care), there are initiatives available to you, including care fees annuities or equity release schemes that could provide the funds you need for your care and support.

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We are providing care and support to those living with Parkinson’s disease in over 30 locations in the heart of communities across England and Scotland.  The fully managed service we provide is highly responsive and our experts local to you can put care packages in place quickly, working in collaboration with local healthcare professionals, multidisciplinary teams, therapeutic care providers and other community support services.  We know this holistic approach ensures our clients get the best out of life, for all of life.

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At Prestige Nursing & Care, we know that looking after someone with Parkinson’s can be challenging but there are ways to help them. Here are a couple of helpful tips to consider, when looking after a loved one:

  • Medical care – accompany the person to their appointments and discuss any worsening symptoms, or changes in behaviour, with their GP
  • Medication management – make sure the person is taking their medication correctly
  • Diet and exercise – help your loved one eat a balanced and nutritious diet and enjoy regular exercise
  • Practical care – keep the floor clean of clutter, make the bathroom slip-proof and ensure the house is well-lit
  • Person-centred care – always ensure you are treating your loved one as an individual and not just someone with a complex condition
  • Check in regularly – be sure to check in with the person regularly, to see how they are feeling and coping.


There are several organisations and charities that support those who are living with Parkinson’s disease, including Parkinson’s UK,  the Cure Parkinson’s Trust and Parkinson’s Care and Support UK.

We are here to take your call and will provide impartial support and guidance – contact our friendly care experts today to discuss your Parkinson’s care and support needs.

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