Parkinson’s Nurse Service
The Specialist Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Service helps meet the needs of people living with Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s Plus syndromes, and their caregivers, on the Mid North Coast of NSW by providing nursing advice, education and support.
To enhance quality of life and self- management.
A nursing assessment provides the basis for ongoing care and is carried out on the first visit. Suggestions may include referral to additional health professionals and services including services such as National Disability Insurance Scheme or My Aged Care / aged care services.
- Provides the bridge between the general practitioner, neurologist and the hospital.
- Has advanced knowledge of Parkinson’s disease and the provision of disease-specific education around medications, symptom management and disease-specific treatments.
- Able to develop healthcare plans and coordinate access to services and supports.
- Able to provide psychosocial support to consumers and caregivers.
People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism and /or Parkinson’s Plus syndromes.
Referrals can be made through a GP or specialist, self-referrals, and from staff working in the aged care facility, public and private hospital.