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.
According to a recent study, three out of four people with Parkinson’s do not receive their medications on time when staying in the hospital. 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.
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.
Each Aware in Care kit includes:
- Parkinson’s disease ID bracelet
- Hospital action plan
- Medical alert card
- Medication form
- Pd fact sheet
- “I have Parkinson’s” reminder slips
- Thank you card
Aware in Care kits can be requested free of charge from the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland by calling 913.341.8828. Please visit www.awareincare.org for more information.