JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Tuesday afternoon the Onslow County Home and Hospice team hosted a presentation by the Parkinson’s Foundation.
The “Parkinson’s Disease in the Hospital-Getting the Care You Need” education seminar took place at 2 PM at the Onslow County Senior Center.
At the event, the foundation introduced the 2019 “Aware in Care” kits for patients.
Those with the disease got the opportunity to learn how the tools in the kit empower one to communicate effectively about Parkinson’s medication and reduce the medication errors that can occur in the hospital setting.
The kit comes with a medical alert card and form, hospital action plan, ID, nurses fact sheet, and guides to how to treat.
“It allows the patient to have a tool to help empower them when they get into the hospital so the healthcare staff can provide the best care for them.” Gina Woody, ECU Clinical Professor College of Nursing
You can obtain an “Aware in Care” kit and other information by calling the Parkinson’s Foundation hotline 1-800-473-4636!
If your a local Onslow County resident, a Parkinson’s Support Group is available to join at 4042 Richlands Highway. Contact Stacy Scruggs at Stacy_Scruggs@onslowcountync.gov.
Click the video above to see what this kit does for patients and doctors only on wnct.com’s Online Originals.