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Parkinson's disease

We’ve gained a reputation for providing high-quality, person-centred care for people living with Parkinson's disease. It’s down to us working with you to create a care plan tailored to meet your unique requirements.

Agincare’s Parkinson’s support

Our high-quality, affordable home care and live-in care services give you full control and choice with your care so it fits around your lifestyle, likes and dislikes. We go the extra mile to understand what you need. This covers not only your care and support needs, but also what is important to you such as hobbies, cultural and religious preferences and your social and family commitments.

What are the advantages of live-in care?

  • Live-in care gives you one-to-one, personalised support, 24 hours a day, to meet all your individual needs
  • You can stay in your own home, alongside any family or pets
  • You can keep your independence and continue to be part of your local community, with your social life and timetable
  • The companionship of your care worker helps prevent isolation and loneliness
  • Your care worker can support you to get the medication, nutrition and hydration you need
  • Your care worker can take care of domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • Live-in care is proven to reduce falls and hospital admissions
  • Peace of mind for family and loved ones that may not be local, knowing help is at hand 24/7

We will encourage you to be as independent as possible. We’ll give you and your family and friends information about local groups and other resources to help you.

We understand that your symptoms and the way they affect you physically, socially and emotionally will be particular to you. Your care worker and our trained assessors will continually review your care and support needs with you, to make sure you’re getting exactly the care you need.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. It affects one in every 500 people. That's about 120,000 people in the UK.

Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over, but younger people can get it too. One in 20 people with Parkinson’s is under the age of 40.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

The three main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:

  • Involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremors)
  • Slow movement
  • Stiff and inflexible muscles

A person with Parkinson's disease can also experience a wide range of other physical and psychological symptoms, including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Balance problems – this may increase the chance of a fall
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Problems sleeping
  • Memory problems

What causes Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the brain. This often results in slower movement, meaning it takes longer to do things. It is not known exactly what causes Parkinson's, but it is thought to be a blend of both genetic and environmental factors.

Training our care staff

All our care and support staff complete the nationally recognised care certificate. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals.

We also have an internal ’Understanding Parkinson’s’ training programme.

Call us on 0808 291 3924 to talk to us about how we could help you. Or use our contact form to request more information.


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