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.