The health care system is complex. Following a hospital discharge, patients sometimes have difficulty navigating the system. They can often find it challenging to reconnect with supports or understand where they are in their recovery.
Strong research evidence shows if providers of care follow-up with patients, there are opportunities to support them in their journey and recovery. Knowing a provider is going to call reassures people they have not been forgotten and gives them the opportunity to reconnect.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, meaning it affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Dopamine is a chemical that controls movement and carries signals between the nerves in the brain. Parkinson’s disease develops when the cells that typically produce dopamine die.
Parkinson’s Disease remains an incurable and progressive disease. It results in overwhelming hardship and early death of millions of people each year. Treatments control symptoms, but not the progression of the disease, and often have severe side effects affecting patients’ quality of life.