The Hospital Safety Guide is a resource for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their care partners filled with useful tools and information to prepare for and navigate a hospital stay.
Why is hospital safety important for people with Parkinson’s? People with PD are at a higher risk of hospitalization and face many challenges while in the hospital. Hospital staff may not be familiar enough with PD to understand symptoms or realize they can worsen when PD medication is not delivered on time. Careful preparation and clear communication can help minimize complications and recovery time.
The Hospital Safety Guide provides useful information and tools to help you advocate for your best care, including:
- The Five Parkinson’s Care Needs
- Forms to fill out with personal care details and medication schedules
- Tips for care partners
- Parkinson’s care information to share with the hospital care team