Our Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is directed by Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues, a fellowship-trained expert in the management of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders including tremors, dystonia, tic disorders, restless legs syndrome, and Huntington’s disease.
Supportive Care and Planning (SCP)
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at UConn Health is rolling out a new program called Supportive Care and Planning (SCP) and will be offered to all Parkinson’s disease patients from the time of diagnosis and onward throughout the course of their disease.
What Is SCP?
It is a visit that focuses on improving your knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, including diagnosis, prognosis, and management. It also focuses on exploring your needs and goals for care, both short and long-term. The SCP visits are in addition to the medical care you are already receiving from our neurologists, to help provide you and your family with additional support and resources.
During your initial SCP visit, you will meet with our APRN and social worker to identify your needs and goals for care. Based on your needs, we may provide resources to community services and specialists, including but not limited to home care, social services, rehabilitation, psychiatry, dietitians, and chaplain services. Your visit may also include an initial discussion of advance care planning documentation such as advance directives.