The Parkinson’s Program at Emerson Hospital offers various specialized programs and resources to help improve someone’s quality of life when living with Parkinson’s disease. Our team of neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists have the knowledge, expertise, and resources to develop individualized treatment plans. We also offer nutrition services and social services as part of our program, and the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body holds Parkinson’s-related classes. The progression in therapy treatments promotes an active lifestyle and overall support system to our patients with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.
To learn more about a particular therapy or program offering, please call 978-589-6926 or email us at PDcoordinator@emersonhosp.org.
The skilled therapists at Emerson's Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies are specially-trained to help Parkinson's patients improve everyday movement and speech issues. Click here to learn more.
Emerson Hospital Home Care provides comprehensive and individualized home health care to homebound clients. To receive home care, you must be referred by your doctor. Services offered include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work and home health aide. We can assist the Parkinson’s client and caregiver with setting up the home safely, equipment needs, improving their mobility through strength and balance exercises, medication management, increasing independence with activities of daily living, swallowing and communication, personal care needs and community resources.
Virtual Education Sessions
Join our Parkinson's care team and community partners for monthly education sessions. These online presentations offer informational and interactive sessions that will provide education, resources, and help to improve quality of life when living with Parkinson's disease. All sessions are free to attend and are held online via Zoom from 1-2 p.m. on the date indicated.
- Smile Through Art & Let’s Combat Micrographia presented by Saba Shahid, MS. Creative Neurology’s mission is to help ignite creativity to live better with symptoms of Parkinson’s instead of feeling burdened by them. Creative Neurology has two internationally acclaimed programs, Smile Through Art and Let’s Combat Micrographia. Through creativity, cognition, and movement, Creative Neurology’s Smile Through Art workshops aim to help those living with Parkinson’s disease find relief in their symptoms, including a heightened level of mood and increased fine motor abilities. The books and live course for Let’s Combat Micrographia works on improving handwriting and hand strength. To learn more please visit creativeneurology.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Singing with Parkinson’s presented by Jay Lane. Singing with Parkinson’s is an amateur choral group at the Concord Conservatory of Music. Jay will give a presentation all about the voice — how your body works when you sing or speak, how PD can affect it, and what you can do to keep your voice healthy and vibrant. Jay believes that choral singing is a wonderful activity for people with PD — not only does it help to keep the voice functioning well, it also stimulates the intellect and builds community. Come learn more about what choral singing can do for your voice, and for your brain and body as well!
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