Medical professionals have a lot to offer people in the early and middle stages of Parkinson’s disease. People with PD can visit their teams of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals on a regular basis in an office or clinic setting. A problem can arise, however, when determining how to best help people in the more advanced stages of the disease, when they develop more symptoms of greater severity and have limited mobility. Dr. Jori Fleisher of the Rush University Medical Center Movement Disorders Program in Chicago, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, helped develop a home visit program to address this issue when she was at New York University Medical Center. The Edmond J. Safra Interdisciplinary Home Visit Program brings a multidisciplinary team of health professionals to the homes of people with PD when they need care the most.
- Challenges of Advanced Parkinson’s and Tips for Better Living (webinar)
- Living with Parkinson’s: Caring for Someone with Advanced Parkinson’s
- Caring and Coping (book)
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About This Episode
Released: May 22, 2018
Jori Fleisher, MD
Dr. Jori Fleisher is a movement disorders fellowship-trained neurologist and health services researcher with a special interest in understanding the needs of individuals and families living with advanced Parkinson’s Disease and related disorders, and designing new models of care to better serve this population. After three years on the faculty at New York University, Dr. Fleisher joined the Rush University Medical Center Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program in 2017, where she sees patients and conducts research. Supported by the National Institutes of Health and CurePSP, Dr. Fleisher has several new research studies focused on interdisciplinary home visits and caregiver peer mentoring to improve the lives of patients and families living with these conditions. Dr. Fleisher has been recognized as an Emerging Leader and outstanding patient advocate by the American Academy of Neurology.