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Arthritis

DIAGNOSIS

What Is It?

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

What can you do at home for Arthritis?

  1. Lose weight. Your weight can make a big impact on the amount of pain you experience from arthritis.
  2. Get more exercise.
  3. Use hot and cold therapy.
  4. Try acupuncture.
  5. Use meditation to cope with pain.
  6. Include the right fatty acids in your diet.
  7. Add turmeric to dishes.
  8. Get a massage.

How can we help our clients with Arthritis?

Our home care services are one way to help you or a loved one who suffers from arthritis make life easier. The effects of arthritis on your overall health can be taxing. Here’s how having a caregiver can help.


  • Household Chores – Our home care aides can offer light housekeeping services, help with making meals, and keep your home looking kept up and inviting. The importance of eating healthy and keeping active when you have arthritis cannot be understated. Our team can help.
  • Personal Care – Arthritis can greatly limit your mobility. A home caregiver can help you with dressing, bending to put on shoes and socks, helping with difficult buttons and zippers, and more. Home health care helps arthritis patients stay independent by helping them with the tasks needed.
  • Hygiene – Bathing, clipping your nails, applying lotion; all can be difficult when you are dealing with the pain of arthritis. Our professional caregivers will make you feel at ease as they help you with everyday tasks like these.
  • Rest – Letting someone else take care of the “little things” in life like taking going to appointments, doing laundry, making the bed or other time consuming and sometimes painful tasks will free up time for yourself. You can use this time to take classes, workout, go to physical or occupational therapy, take a nap, or socialize.
  • Therapy At Home – Our home health services can actually allow you to take advantage of the positive effects of physical or occupational therapy in the comfort of your own home. The more you move the better you will feel.

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