At Senior Helpers we have invested extensively in training our staff to handle the unique challenges of caring for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Our dedication to elevating the quality of life and comfort of our clients with Parkinson’s disease, as well as our ongoing training for caregivers, are some of the reasons why the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research elected to partner with Senior Helpers.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation uses Senior Helpers’ sponsorship to enhance its existing caregiver resources web page, as well as other related content shared on the Foundation’s blog and social media channels. This page offers educational content and support resources to families and organizations to better help them understand this disease.
At the National Parkinson Foundation, the goal is to make life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research. NPF’s ongoing research helps people with Parkinson’s today. NPF’s local Chapters provide the Parkinson’s community with a range of enriching services including support groups, wellness classes and education programs.
NPF provides invaluable resources for caregivers and people living with Parkinson’s. In 2016, NPF hosted a Caregiver Summit, which addressed the dual role of caregivers: caring for a person with Parkinson’s, and caring for themselves. All sessions were recorded and can be viewed online. NPF also offers CareMAP, an online guide for managing advancing Parkinson’s. The website features 40 how-to videos and caregiver stories that provide practical and personal tips on coping with the complex problems that arise as a result of PD.