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Arthritis Awareness

  • By Admin on May 11, 2018
  • During the month of May, focus is placed on the joint disorder known as arthritis with an effort to raise awareness, promote understanding and offer support. Hospitals, care facilities and members of the community may host events in order to spread updated information and new research. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints which can come about for a variety of reasons. Injury, weight, genetics, infections or simply advanced age can cause arthritis symptoms. Impact on daily living varies from person to person. Stiffness, joint pain, decreased range of motion, swelling and mobility limitations can be mild to severe.

    A very common condition affecting more than fifty million adults and hundreds of thousands of children, chances are you or someone you love may be affected. Affordable Care at Home has experience providing in-home care services to clients with a wide-range of conditions, including those living with arthritis. Some individuals find that care is needed when symptoms become severe and daily living routines become difficult to complete. Our trusted in-home caregivers are here to help with daily tasks that may be strenuous due to arthritis symptoms. Such care includes:

    • Mobility assistance indoors and outdoors, through the house, up and down stairs, etc.

    • Help dressing/undressing including fastening buttons, zippers, belts, shoelaces, ties, suspenders, etc.

    • Transportation to doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, the chiropractor, etc.

    • Heavy house cleaning

    • Pet care

    • Medication reminders

    • Meal preparation and feeding

    • Grooming and personal hygiene

    • Companionship

    • And more

    Living with arthritis symptoms can place high demands on completing everyday tasks. There are different treatment plans available including medication, heat/cold therapy, massage therapy and surgery. If you or your loved one is experiencing joint pain, stiffness and limited range of motion, you should make an appointment with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options. Preventing joint damage and preserving joint health is critical. Taking safety precautions during physical activities and maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent arthritis from impacting your quality of life. Affordable Care at Home is here to assist those in need of in-home care with services that facilitate daily living. If you or a loved one are in need of quality in-home care services, please do not hesitate to give us a call.