Whether your hospital stay is planned or unexpected, make sure you are prepared. A recent study by the National Parkinson Foundation found that three out of four people with Parkinson’s do not receive their medications on time when hospitalized.
With more frequent hospital visits and a high sensitivity to the timing and dosing of Parkinson’s medications, people with Parkinson’s face great risks in the hospital. The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has launched a national program, Aware in Care, which aims to help people with Parkinson’s disease get the best care possible during a hospital stay.
To protect, prepare and empower people with Parkinson’s before, during and after a hospital visit, NPF has developed a free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital stay.
Aware in Care kits can be requested from the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota by calling (763) 545-1272 or from the National Parkinson Foundation by calling (800) 4PD-INFO.
Learn more about Aware in Care kits and spread the word by visiting www.awareincare.org.