Arthritis is a debilitating disease that affects the joints. With over 100 different types of arthritis, the most common ones we hear about are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Symptoms of arthritis include stiffness in joints, pain during movement, fatigue, depression, muscle strains, and inflammation. This painful disease intrusively interferes with an individual’s daily activities, and the pain is so agonizing that it becomes impossible to walk, kneel, eat, or write. Simple tasks like holding a pen become a gruesome ordeal.
As time passes, patients with arthritis become more reclusive, as they abstain from social activities like going to church or going out to dinner with friends, because walking becomes unbearable. The depression associated with arthritis steepens with social isolation.
While it is hurtful for family members to witness their loved one’s health decline, they can still turn to home care agencies like A-1 Home Care to provide loving support at home. Caregivers, certified nurse assistants, and home health aides are trained to assist arthritis patients with daily activities like meal preparations, light housecleaning, laundry, and uplifting companionship. Your loved one will greatly benefit from the presence of someone who understands arthritis and knows how to take care of his or her specific needs.
Call (626) 287-0250 today or visit our website www.arcadiainhomecare.com to learn more. We serve Arcadia, San Marino, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Pasadena, and other surrounding cities.