Eagles Nest, Gibson Island, Maryland


Parkinson’s Disease with Freezing of Gait

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About the Client:
We are a concerned and supportive family dedicated to the well-being and safety of our 70-year-old family member, who is living with Parkinson’s disease. He experiences freezing of gait, which poses challenges to his mobility and increases the risk of falls. Our primary focus is to provide him with the necessary support and interventions to improve his mobility, prevent falls, and enhance his overall quality of life.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in Parkinson’s disease and mobility issues to provide comprehensive support for our loved one. This project involves implementing assistive devices, physical therapy, and environmental modifications to improve his mobility and reduce the risk of falls associated with freezing of gait.


– **Assistive Devices:**
– Assess his mobility needs and recommend appropriate assistive devices, such as canes, walkers, or mobility scooters, to enhance his stability and support during walking.
– Provide education and training on the proper use of assistive devices, ensuring he can safely navigate his environment and maintain his independence.

– **Physical Therapy:**
– Conduct a comprehensive assessment of his gait and mobility issues to develop an individualized physical therapy plan.
– Implement evidence-based exercises and interventions to address freezing of gait, improve balance, strength, and flexibility, and enhance his overall mobility.
– Monitor his progress in physical therapy sessions, adjusting interventions as needed to optimize his functional abilities.

– **Environmental Modifications:**
– Assess his living environment for potential hazards and barriers to mobility, such as uneven surfaces, clutter, or inadequate lighting.
– Make recommendations for environmental modifications, such as installing grab bars, ramps, handrails, or automatic lighting systems, to improve safety and accessibility.
– Educate caregivers and family members on implementing environmental modifications and creating a supportive home environment for him.

– **Fall Prevention Strategies:**
– Develop a personalized fall prevention plan focusing on strategies to reduce the risk of falls associated with freezing of gait.
– Implement fall prevention techniques, such as teaching him how to step over imaginary obstacles or practicing rhythmic cueing techniques to bypass freezing episodes.
– Provide education on fall prevention strategies, including maintaining regular exercise, using proper footwear, and avoiding environmental triggers that may exacerbate freezing of gait.

– **Interdisciplinary Collaboration:**
– Collaborate closely with his healthcare team, including neurologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.
– Facilitate regular follow-up appointments and consultations to monitor his progress and adjust the care plan as needed.
– Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, providing updates on his status and any changes in the care plan.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in nursing care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and mobility issues.
– Proficiency in implementing assistive devices, physical therapy interventions, and environmental modifications.
– Experience in educating patients and families about fall prevention strategies and optimizing mobility in Parkinson’s disease.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong understanding of Parkinson’s disease pathophysiology, gait disturbances, and evidence-based interventions for freezing of gait.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering trust and collaboration with the patient, family, and interdisciplinary healthcare team.
– Ability to tailor interventions to his specific needs and preferences, considering factors such as disease progression and functional limitations.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassionate and patient-centered approach, dedicated to improving the mobility and quality of life of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
– Empathy and sensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families.
– Strong advocacy skills to ensure that his needs are addressed and that he receives the necessary support and resources to optimize his mobility and prevent falls.

Patient Case:

**Management of Freezing of Gait in a 70-year-old Man with Parkinson’s Disease**

– **Patient:** 70-year-old male
– **Condition:** Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait requiring assistive devices, physical therapy, and environmental modifications to improve mobility and prevent falls.

The goal is to provide him with personalized and effective support to enhance his mobility, reduce the risk of falls associated with freezing of gait, and ultimately improve his overall quality of life through coordinated and compassionate care.


Total Budget: $305,683.20