Parkinson's Disease and Assisted Living: When to Make

Feb 26, 2022


Welcome to Reflection Living, where we understand the challenges individuals with Parkinson's disease and their families face. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss Parkinson's disease, its impact on daily life, and how assisted living can provide the necessary support and care to enhance overall well-being.

Understanding Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It is characterized by tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. While the exact cause of Parkinson's disease is unknown, research suggests a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease can vary from person to person but often include:

  • Tremors or shaking, typically starting in one hand
  • Rigid muscles
  • Impaired balance and coordination
  • Slowed movement
  • Speech changes, including softening or slurring
  • Impaired posture and gait
  • Loss of automatic movements
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Cognitive changes

The Impact on Daily Life

Parkinson's disease can significantly impact an individual's daily life and overall well-being. Simple tasks like dressing, eating, and bathing may become challenging. As the disease progresses, individuals may require assistance and specialized care to maintain their independence.

The Role of Assisted Living

Assisted living at Reflection Living provides a supportive and caring environment for individuals with Parkinson's disease. Our trained staff understands the unique needs of individuals with Parkinson's disease and is available 24/7 to provide assistance with activities of daily living.

Promoting Independence

At Reflection Living, we believe in promoting independence while ensuring the highest level of care. Our community is designed to accommodate the specific needs of individuals with Parkinson's disease, including wheelchair accessibility, safety features, and specialized therapy programs to enhance mobility and balance.

Specialized Care

We offer specialized care plans tailored to each individual's needs. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including nurses, therapists, and caregivers, work collaboratively to provide personalized care, medication management, and assistance with daily activities.

Engaging Activities

We understand the importance of staying active and engaged. Our community offers a range of activities and programs designed to promote physical, mental, and social well-being. From exercise classes to social events, there is always something for everyone at Reflection Living.

Choosing the Right Time for Assisted Living

Deciding when to transition to assisted living is a personal decision and depends on various factors, including the individual's physical and cognitive abilities, safety concerns, and availability of support from family or caregivers. Some signs that it may be time to consider assisted living for someone with Parkinson's disease include:

  • Increased difficulty with daily activities
  • Frequent falls or accidents
  • Worsening symptoms despite medication management
  • Feelings of isolation or depression
  • Strained relationships with caregivers or family members


When it comes to Parkinson's disease and assisted living, Reflection Living is dedicated to providing compassionate care and support that enhances the quality of life for our residents. We understand the challenges and complexities of Parkinson's disease, and our team is here to provide the necessary assistance and personalized care to promote independence and overall well-being.