Physical Therapy Guidelines under Medicare in 2019

Physical Therapy Guidelines under Medicare in 2019

Physical therapy is a critical element of any Parkinson’s treatment program, however Medicare’s constantly changing guidelines on how it is covered can be confusing. Medicare expert Danielle Roberts from Boomer Benefits clears up the confusion about the latest updates to Medicare’s physical therapy cap in 2018, and changes to Medicare’s physical therapy guidelines.

How Does Medicare Cover Parkinson's Disease?

How Does Medicare Cover Parkinson's Disease?

How does Medicare cover Parkinson’s disease? Which Medicare plan is best to help with the costs of treatment, providing inpatient, outpatient and drug benefits? Danielle Kunkle from BoomerBenefits.com helps you review all of your options before committing to the coverage that you feel fits you the best.

What the Spouse or Close Partner of Someone Diagnosed with Parkinson's Should Know

What the Spouse or Close Partner of Someone Diagnosed with Parkinson's Should Know

If your life partner gets diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’re in for the ride, and if you don’t learn how to best face this diagnosis head-on together, your days and years moving forward will be much more challenging than they need to be. Today we’re covering the 8 things you need to know if you’re spouse or close partner has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Caring For Someone With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Caring For Someone With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

For caregivers and their loved ones in the later stages of Parkinson’s, this time can be incredibly challenging emotionally, physically, and financially. However, there are simple ways to make this chapter of Parkinson’s easier on you, as a caregiver, and on your loved one.

Parkinson's Caregiver Tips - Laying the Groundwork Early After Diagnosis

Parkinson's Caregiver Tips - Laying the Groundwork Early After Diagnosis

Has someone you care about recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Are you wondering how you - as a spouse, partner, or family member - can step into the caregiver role and what you should expect in the days, months, and years ahead? Today we’re talking about how to lay the groundwork early after a Parkinson’s diagnosis to ensure you, as a caregiver, and your loved one can move forward together in an effective and powerful way.

Parkinson's Caregiver Burnout: Handling Grief, Anxiety, and Depression

Parkinson's Caregiver Burnout: Handling Grief, Anxiety, and Depression

Are you a caring for someone with Parkinson’s, and experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, forgetfulness, isolation, and depression? While these are typically considered symptoms of “caregiver burnout”, they can also indicate that you are be experiencing grief. One of the biggest myths about grief is that it only follows a death. The truth is that grief can show up long before death arrives and can often be triggered the moment a Parkinson’s diagnosis is delivered, for both you and your loved one with Parkinson’s.

Bas Bloem - Parkinsons Care in the 21st Century (Video Interview)

Bas Bloem - Parkinsons Care in the 21st Century (Video Interview)

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT interviews Dr. Bas Bloem about the future of Parkinson’s care. Dr. Bloem is a Movement Disorder Specialist in the Netherlands who created a network of Parkinson's healthcare providers called ParkinsonNet that is completely revolutionizing the way countries provide Parkinson's care.

The World Parkinson Congress - Bringing the PD Community Together (Interview with Eli Pollard)

The World Parkinson Congress - Bringing the PD Community Together (Interview with Eli Pollard)

The World Parkinson Congress, often referred to as the WPC, is one of the most unique and powerful Parkinson’s conferences in the world. Every three years the World Parkinson Congress draws world leaders in basic and clinical science, care, and advocacy from across the globe with the guidance of the program’s Executive Director, Elizabeth “Eli” Pollard.

12 Sessions to Freedom

12 Sessions to Freedom

After a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, often patients will put off seeing a physical therapist because they're "not that bad". One of my clients, Jennie, was exactly this way. 

This is Jennie's story. My intention of sharing her story (with her approval, of course) is to help people with Parkinson's understand that it IS possible to regain strength, stamina, and balance that they feel like is lost forever (and you don't have to be in therapy forever to achieve it!).  It's never too early or too late to start re-writing your Parkinson's story.

How to get Unstuck from a Parkinson's Freezing Episode - The "5S" Method

How to get Unstuck from a Parkinson's Freezing Episode - The "5S" Method

There's nothing more frustrating than feeling like you're stuck in place and, for one in 3 people with Parkinson's, it happens all too often. Learning how to overcome an episode of freezing can be a liberating skill to have and this week we boil it down to something I like to call: The 5-S Method.