Going to the hospital is almost always a trying experience, but especially during this pandemic. Preparing for that possibility can help it to go more smoothly, especially if you may not have access to your care partners due to visitation restrictions. The Parkinson’s Aware in Care Kit is a helpful resource for those with PD as they plan ahead for possible hospitalizations:
Parkinson’s Foundation launched the Aware in Care campaign in 2011 to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) get the best care possible during a hospital stay. Research has found that three out of four people with Parkinson’s do not receive medications on time when staying in the hospital, and that when this occurs two out of three will experience unnecessary complications. With more frequent hospital visits and a high sensitivity to the timing and dosing of PD medications, people with Parkinson’s face great risks in the hospital.
For more information on the Parkinson’s Foundation Aware in Care Kit – www.parkinson.org/AwareInCare