Parkinson's disease & the products that help

About Parkinson’s Disease & Its Symptoms

Parkinson’s is a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disease which causes tremors, difficulty controlling muscle movement and coordination problems. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can either affect one side of the body or both.

Mobility & Accessibility Devices

There are a number of devices that help people with Parkinson’s disease remain safe and mobile. Your healthcare team can help you determine the devices that are best for you.

 

Canes A cane is the most basic mobility product for any situation where balance becomes an issue.

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Adjustable Cane

Walkers/Rollators - Walkers, also known as rollators, can be a benefit to people who have the need for a walking aid but find that a cane or crutches do not provide enough support.

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Aids to Daily Living (ADL) can help a person to perform common tasks, such as meal preparation, eating, dressing and personal care. ADLs include reachers, large-handled cutlery, dressing aides, jar/can openers and more.

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good grips utensils

Manual Wheelchairs, available in a wide range of styles, can assist with a more significant loss of mobility.

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manual wheelchair

Transport Chairs are smaller, lighter versions of manual wheelchairs that are easier to fold and easier to load into a vehicle. Transport chairs cannot be propelled by the user because of their small rear wheel size.

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Bathroom Aids are essential for people with mobility impairments. Bath seats, transfer benches and bath boards, in combination with hand held showers, allow people to sit down while bathing to increase comfort and safety. Raised toilet seats make a toilet higher, making it easier for a person to stand up. Grab bars and toilet safety frames will also help to make bathrooms safer.

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Grab Bars are essential for anyone with balance and strength issues and useful for any room in the house. They are most often seen in bathrooms but can be installed anywhere it might be important to have a solid handhold available.

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Lift Chairs are excellent devices that comfortably raise someone from or lower someone to a seated position. When the user is standing, the chair will gently lower them into a seated or reclined position. When they are seated, the chair will safely, securely and easily raise them to a standing position.

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Incontinence products range from pads for minor urinary incontinence to full adult diapers for those with total incontinence.

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Incontinence products

Commodes can be helpful for people who are not able to stand or who cannot stand for long periods of time, and are available with or without wheels. Those without wheels are typically used at the bedside and wheeled models can be rolled over a toilet. Shower commodes can also be used in an accessible shower.

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Commodes

Home Care Beds, also known as hospital-style beds, provide added comfort for people who must spend long periods of time in bed. Their adjustability can also make a caregiver's job much easier.

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