When you’re told you or someone you love has Parkinson’s first there’s shock, then the questions.
One phone call is all it takes to our HealthLine 1800 644 189. You’ll be connected to a specialist healthcare team including Parkinson’s nurses, counsellors, NDIS advocate and support coordinators.
Cathy is one of the Parkinson’s nurses on the HealthLine and takes enquiries from people with Parkinson’s and their families.
“We fill a gap – this is really the only way people can get accurate information and answers, and we’re just a phone call away, between 9am to 5pm, every week day,” says Cathy “We get lots of people saying the information they received was so valuable. It’s satisfying to know we’re able to help.”
Cathy listens to concerns, offers advice, sends information packs and steers people towards local support such as exercise programs and speech therapy. “People can be upset, frightened. Normally by the end of the conversation with us, they’re not as overwhelmed. They feel more on top of things.”
Our HealthLine is made possible by generous donations. Please consider a donation today towards our Parkinson’s HealthLine and other essential services which only exist thanks to the generous people like you.