Specialized, life-enriching care for residents living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Our initiative to serve those with Parkinson’s Disease is an example of our commitment to the residents of Sun City. Our highly trained staff understand how to care for the needs of those who live with the unique symptoms associated with this disease. Employees who provide direct care and other key staff members have been issued Certificates of Accomplishment by passing a series of exams prepared by a leading National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. In early 2017, staff will be undergoing new training with the Parkinson’s Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance. Sun Valley Lodge’s caregiving staff will also be provided with additional training by specialists from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.
What you can expect from Parkinson’s care at the Lodge:
24 hour access to the Sun Valley Lodge trained and educated staff throughout the campus
Staff specially educated in Parkinson’s Disease management including medication administration and assistance
Access to physicians with specialized training in Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders either onsite or with complimentary transportation to nearby facilities
Recognition of the need for readily available Parkinson’s Disease drugs and timely administration
Attention to appropriate diet
Regular monitoring of weight, appetite, risk for falls, etc. for Assisted Living and Health Care Center residents is available
Emphasis on exercise conducive to the management of neurological disorders
A calm, loving environment that focuses on a resident’s social, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs
A written and regularly reviewed plan of care for each Assisted Living and Health Care Center Parkinson’s Disease resident aiming to preserve quality of life and optimize functionality
Onsite access to physical, occupational, and speech therapies with expertise in Parkinson’s Disease
Access to other Parkinson’s Disease related resources that are available within minutes of Sun Valley Lodge such as: Neuro Wellness, Exercise Physiology, Social Workers and more
Respite availability in both our Assisted Living and Health Care Center for those in need of short term Parkinson’s Disease care