New York, NY (November 14th, 2023) --- Concerned Home Managers for the Elderly (COHME) has joined the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care, a membership program and esteemed distinction for senior living communities and home care agencies. A part of the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network, the program enables organizations to provide quality education and tools to equip those caring for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
“COHME home health aides and clinical staff service many patients with Parkinsons and see their unique and ever-changing needs firsthand. We are thrilled to obtain the Parkinson's Foundation training to ensure that the medication, mobility and cognitive challenges that accompany Parkinsons can be managed effectively by our staff. Our team is excited to put the training materials into action to continue to provide patients with exceptional support” said Laura Radensky, COHME Executive Director.
Each year, 90,000 people in the U.S. are newly diagnosed with PD, and the number of people living with PD across the country is expected to rise to 1.2 million by 2030.
The Parkinson’s Foundation Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care program provides a full curriculum of PD education through virtual and in-person training. The program educates site champions at each location and educates at least 70% of staff. The program aims to meet the unique needs of people with PD, based on best-practice care in movement, non-movement and cognitive symptom management.
“The Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care membership program is comprised of senior living communities and home care agencies that have committed to improving care and providing support to people living with PD and their families,” said Joan Gardner RN, national co-director of the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care program. “We appreciate all that COHME is doing to educate their staff to improve care for those living with PD.”
The Parkinson’s Foundation community partner training focuses on best-practice care and provides the latest information and access to educational tools so caregivers can stay updated on the rapid advances in research, treatments and understanding of the disease.
For questions about the Community Partners in Care membership program, email email@example.com. For more information about the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network, visit Parkinson.org/Network.
About COHME For over 35 years in New York City, Concerned Home Managers for the Elderly (COHME) has been enabling older adults to age at home comfortably. COHME is unique as one of the few licensed home care agencies that provides a Social Worker at no additional cost. Our Social Worker connects directly with the client, the family, the aide, and involved organizations to ensure the very best care services.
As a non-profit with a people-focused mission, our goal is to learn everything we can about our clients health and lifestyle to create a customized treatment plan. At COHME, our professional staff and home aides collaborate to best meet patient needs.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. Since 1957, the Parkinson’s Foundation has invested more than $425 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Connect with us on Parkinson.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or call 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and nearly 90,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.