Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute’s (OSF INI) Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is the only facility in Central Illinois that provides specialized evaluation and treatment of patients with movement disorders.
OSF INI is designated as a Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America, one of only 50 such centers in the U.S. and the only one in downstate Illinois. Our team is your team, and your team is impressive.
This group of experts includes a neurologist, specifically trained in movement disorders, an APN, a neurosurgeon, neuropsychologists, social worker, physical, occupational and speech therapists and a specialty specific nursing staff. Your team is highly-trained and works together to provide quality care, from diagnosis to treatment.
It is our goal to provide not only support via medication, but through the holistic care of the patient and their family. We understand the impact of chronic illness on our patients and their families and work tirelessly to improve all aspects of our patients’ lives.
Although documented reports are lacking at this moment, Parkinson's disease patients are not at a higher risk for contracting coronavirus.
However, patients with advanced Parkinson's disease who do get COVID-19 will be more susceptible to respiratory complications, delirium, worsening of their motor symptoms, or probably unfavorable outcome.
Prevention is the key – so take all steps to minimize exposure to the disease and others who may have it.
Recommendations for Parkinson's disease patients
- Stock the "Aware in Care kit" in the event they need to educate a health care professional about their Parkinson's disease needs. Anyone interested in this can get the kit via the Parkinson's Disease Foundation website, or by calling 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) for more information.
- Have a medical alert card handy. Information is also available on the Parkinson's Disease Foundation website .
- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OSF INI Movement Disorders Team.