I signed my father up for PinnacleCare in November 2006 with an unknown diagnosis. We had noticed that his health had declined significantly since his move to an assisted living facility. He was in a significant amount of pain and could not walk. He was also experiencing cases of short-term memory loss and difficulty with bladder control.
That is the first time we had seen my father so mobile and happy in so long. It’s like having my old dad back! I can’t thank PinnacleCare enough for all their assistance.
Although the PinnacleCare physicians were sure that his diagnosis was Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, my father’s neurologist insisted otherwise. With a significant amount of persuasion, he finally agreed to allow PinnacleCare to obtain a critical second opinion. My father’s health advisor scheduled an appointment with a leading neurologist in Boston so that he could have a lumbar puncture test and assessment.
The second neurologist confirmed Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and suggested that my father have surgery to draw off the fluid. My father was living in Florida at the time so we requested a new neurologist closer to his home for this procedure. PinnacleCare identified a well-qualified neurologist in Florida and the surgery was a success.
Following surgery, my father’s speech, reasoning and overall physical health improved significantly. In no time at all, he was working on walking with a cane. Recently at a family dinner, he was walking with his “fancier” walker and actually walked into dinner with it. That is the first time we had seen my father so mobile and happy in so long. It’s like having my old dad back! I can’t thank PinnacleCare enough for all their assistance.