Parkinson's Program

The Parkinson’s Program was founded in 2007 by members of the Meadowlark Hills team, and has been offering great services to those affected in various ways by Parkinson’s disease (PD) since that time. The Parkinson’s Program is available to residents of Meadowlark Hills, as well as any and all individuals in the Manhattan community. Come be a part of a very active crew and participate in exercise groups, support groups, and other activities that will help you or your loved one live with PD successfully and happily.

About Parkinson's

Parkinson’s disease is a common chronic degenerative neurological disease that affects more than one million Americans. It is likely to affect you or a loved one at some point in your life.

About the Program

If you would like a personalized plan, the Parkinson’s Program can help. Our trained team of professionals is available to assist you with any information regarding evaluations, treatment, and insurance coverage. Referrals can be made by the person with Parkinson’s, family members, or physicians.

This program is a comprehensive approach to living with Parkinson’s, including but not limited to the following components:

  • Physical strength and mobility
  • Swallowing function (evaluation and treatment)
  • Speech (evaluation and treatment)
  • Medication monitoring
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Evaluation of motor and behavioral functions
  • Patient/family education
  • Counseling and support groups
  • Exercise programs
  • Group classes
  • Resource library
  • LSVT – Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

In 2007, Meadowlark Hills received an Excellence in Parkinson Care Accreditation and became a Parkinson Proficient Community, as recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation. The goal of Meadowlark Hills’ specially trained nurses, social workers, aides, and therapists is to help patients manage their PD while maintaining maximum independence and quality of life.

Additional Support

Meadowlark Hills hosts a monthly support group for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. This is a free service, open to the public and offered on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Meadowlark Hills Community Room.

For information on the annual fundraiser for the Parkinson’s Program at Meadowlark Hills, visit The Speedy PD 5K/10K website.

Contact

Michelle Haub, Parkinson’s Program Leader
(785) 323-3899
parkinson@meadowlark.org