We work with people who have Parkinson's in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. We offer flexible support to help people with Parkinson's maintain their independence in their own homes for longer.

What is Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. People with Parkinson’s do not have enough dopamine which is a chemical normally produced in the brain in sufficient amounts.

Although every  Parkinson’s sufferer is different, people with Parkinson's are usually of sound mind but with clear physical symptoms, the most common of which is tremors, rigidity and slowness of movement. You may also notice tiredness, pain, depression or constipation. One in every 500 people have Parkinson’s and yet it remains incurable. Symptoms can be controlled through medication, therapies and occasionally, through surgery. As time goes on Parkinson’s will progress and the amount of care needed will increase. 

If you have Parkinson's you may need help with

  • Maintaining your independence whilst managing tremors and rigidity 
  • Adapting your home so you can do more for yourself
  • Personal care
  • Domestic chores and errands
  • Learning and developing skills that enable you to live more independently

Our care team offers homecare, especially with early onset Parkinson's where a small amount of support is all that is required. We will then adapt the care we provide to accommodate your evolving needs. We understand that you or your loved one is likely to be happiest at home and we will do everything we can to ensure as much independence at home.

 

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The same carer or group of carers will visit you in your home and they will get to know you and your needs


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How we help people with Parkinson's

We encourage people with Parkinson’s to lead as normal and active a life as possible, even though it may take longer for you to do things yourself. This approach helps you maintain independence, enjoy life and not feel you are continually relying on others. Instead of doing everything for you we will provide support and teach you how you can adapt your home and lifestyle to accommodate the physical challenges associated with Parkinson's. Our team also understands it is not easy to see a family member suffer with symptoms like tremors and tiredness so we help loved ones as well as the Parkinson's sufferer. Homecare, live in care and respite care for loved is available and we will help you decide what is best for your particular situation. 

Depending on the specific challenges of the person with Parkinson's, we can help with:

 
 

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Jessica plans for the future

This is Jessica's story about becoming more independent and enjoying life to the max! Although Jessica's story is edited, Jessica was interviewed to help create this article. Highlights of her comments are shared throughout. 


Support for people who have Parkinson's in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire

If you or someone you know has Parkinson's talk to us for advice or guidance or we can give you details of local Parkinson's support groups. Reach us:

  • By phone, on our 24 hour helpline 01733 233 725
  • By email, on enquiries@augustacare.co.uk
  • By text, on 07970 399 498
  • On Twitter or Facebook
  • By arranging a meeting
 

 

Feedback

It is also important to us that we get your feedback so you can influence how we develop our services. You can provide feedback here.

 

Resources for adults with Parkinson's