Supporting World Parkinson’s Day which takes place on 11 April 2022 to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, we would like to show the positive impact of homeshare on people living with Parkinson’s. When a little extra support around the house, homeshare can prove invaluable as our sharers are happy to provide a minimum of 15 hours support every week. For our
householders with Parkinson’s, additional assistance across the day is hugely welcomed, but what does it translate into?
Support around the house can be a wide range of activities whether another pair of hands is needed to clean the dishes, load and unpack the dishwasher, cook a hot meal, or simply take the pet dog for a walk. It could also be a task outside of the house, such as mowing the lawn, or running an errand to collect a prescription, or pick up a few groceries.
It’s not just about the little jobs, sometimes it’s looking forward to the little things that are just as essential in our lives to make us feel happier, more content, and put a smile on our face! Sharers sitting down with householders, enjoying a cup of tea and a game of cards, or enjoying a craft hobby together for instance provides support for both parties in terms of wellbeing and companionship.
How homeshare benefits people living with Parkinson’s:
Feedback from our householders living with Parkinson’s and their families, is overwhelmingly positive and shows that homeshare brings a wide range of benefits, making a huge difference to daily lives.
“Homeshare has allowed my mother to stay in her own home – without using all her capital.
She doesn’t need a full-time carer; she just needs some support with carrying things and
some of the normal day-to-day activities involved in running a home. She is able to manage with a sharer’s support, thrives on the company, and is still able to do some simple things herself.” said the daughter of a householder living with Parkinson’s.
Everyday life living with Parkinson’s can be a challenge, and we understand that it isn’t
always easy. Having someone else living in the home can improve life for everyone affected
by Parkinson’s including families and loved ones.
- Reduces anxiety, increases confidence
- Increases feelings of security
- Alleviates loneliness & social isolation
- Supports independent living in own home
- Reduces the risk of falls
- Encourages self-worth
- Provides practical help
-Cooking and sharing mealtimes
-Help around the house
-Support with a pet
-A reminder to take medication
- Reassurance for families
- Early warning alerts from sharer if householder is ill
- Provides older people with a sense of supporting and helping younger people
If you, or someone you know is living with Parkinson’s and could benefit from a homeshare arrangement, please do get in touch and guide us through your situation – we would be very happy to provide further information on how homeshare arrangements can support.