Specialised Home Care

Parkinson’s Care at Home

Home care for those living with Parkinson’s


Specialised Home Care

Suporting those with Parkinsons at Home.

It’s our mission to ensure the highest quality standards of specialty caregiving and assistance for you and your loved ones. We’ve partnered with the Parkinson’s Foundation to allow us to incorporate the latest research into our customised plans for those living with this disease. This partnership gives us access to cutting-edge breakthroughs in medication and treatments, which we can then discuss with our families.

We understand that living with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult, both for the individual and the family. As a chronic, neurodegenerative disease it can be as emotionally difficult as it is physically. At Home Care Assistance, our philosophy is based on a “family first” approach to the way we treat and serve our families.


What is Parkinson’s Disease


According to Parkinsons NSW:

  • Parkinson’s is a movement and mood disorder typically presenting with symptoms such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, instability, tremor, depression and anxiety.
  • The number of people living with Parkinson’s in Australia may range from 84,000 to 212,000 (0.85% of population) *.
  • A diagnosis can occur at any age with the most common age of diagnosis being 65


We understand that the neurones in a particular area of the brain known as the substantia nigra are damaged or lost. This results in a reduction in dopamine, a powerful brain chemical that assists in coordinating movement.

There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are effective treatment and therapy options that can help manage symptoms, so people with Parkinson’s disease can continue to enjoy many years of independent and productive lives.

There is still much to learn about what causes Parkinson’s disease, but research is ongoing and there is every hope that outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease will continue to improve and that ultimately there will be a cure. In the meantime, community organisations like Parkinson’s NSW will continue to offer information, education, counselling, advocacy and support.


*Low end estimate comes from 2015 study by Deloitte Access Economics. The high end estimate comes from 2018 research by a joint team from University of Melbourne and Monash University (Ayton, D., Ayton, S., Barker, AL., Bush, AI and Warren, N. (2018). Parkinson’s disease prevalence and the association with rurality and agricultural determinants. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders).


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Parkinsons’s Specific Support At Home

Our transportation assistance is a valuable aspect of our Parkinson’s care. Driving is often a challenge and a safety concern for those living with the disease. Home Care Assistance provides transportation to appointments, the shops as well as other locations and commitments. This takes a huge weight off the shoulders of family members and allows them to minimise disruption to their own schedules.


Eating a healthy diet is important for those with Parkinson’s disease. A clean and nutrient dense diet is critical because it helps strengthen muscles and bones while reducing muscle atrophy and excess fat accumulation. Home Care Assistance can help prepare healthy meals that will provide your loved one the nutrition he or she needs to maintain optimal health and vitality.

When someone is living with Parkinson’s disease, it becomes difficult to accomplish some of the more common tasks we’re used to doing on our own. We provide assistance with these daily tasks while providing guidance and support to maintain independence.

Our Carers keep a sharp eye on the clock and ensure that your family member or loved one always gets the correct medication on time.

Our skilled and specially trained Parkinson’s disease Carers are sensitive to an individuals needs to move and be independent. They provide mobility support in instances when extra help is needed because of muscular stiffness, shakes or tremors.

One of the most valuable experiences that comes out of our program is the lifelong friendships and support that is developed between individuals and Carers. Having someone around to engage with socially is an essential part of good mental health and we take pride in the relationships that we create.

Parkinson’s disease can be emotionally exhausting and physically demanding, which is why we offer support to individuals and their families through our hands-on care management. At Home Care Assistance, our emphasis on balanced caregiving drives our continued work towards providing a complete and holistic approach to managing and improving the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Home Care Assistance Newcastle is an in-home aged care provider, dedicated to delivering high quality support and really listening to their clients.