According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. Many families are choosing to modify their houses to allow their loved ones the comfort and safety of remaining in a home. Since Parkinson’s is progressive and symptoms appear in stages, careful consideration should be given to the care and housing possibilities for your loved one. Scioto Properties offers several options for people with Parkinson’s to live in a home-based setting and is also able to assist with any modifications to your current home.
More and more care providers are turning to community-based housing options for their clients. Group home environments- small, residential homes designed to serve a small group of people with disabilities-offer safety, security and independence to those who may need assistance in their daily lives. Simulating a family-like environment, community-based group housing is designed to help people with disabilities such as Parkinson’s continue to maintain a sense of identity and contribute to a community. Scioto Properties works hand-in-hand with providers to design a home that fits the specific needs of their client and handles all the business transactions of finding and purchasing the home so that the providers can focus on what they do best: Providing exemplary care to their clients.
Day-to-day activities can become dangerous hazards to a person with Parkinson’s. From chopping vegetables to falling in the hallway, a home can quickly become a danger-zone if not modified to accommodate the physical symptoms of the disease. Quick, cost effective changes include removing power cords and floor rugs from walkways and adding additional lighting to hallways. Larger modifications may be required as the disease progresses. These changes include adding handrails in the bathroom and widening doorways and hallways to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. Scioto Properties has the experience and knowledge to help you modify your home to accommodate the needs of your loved one.
Scioto Properties is the nation’s leader in providing community-based housing for disabilities. Our experienced team has the knowledge to generate successful housing solutions for people with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. For more tips on how to modify your home read, “ The Ins and Outs of Home Modification.” Visit our website to see the various housing options Scioto Properties offers to people with Parkinson’s disease.