Studies show that one in five adults suffer from arthritis. Although it is the leading cause of disability among seniors in America it is not a diagnosis. Instead, it is a term that covers more than one hundred conditions that affect the joints.
A lot of people think that arthritis affects only hands and feet, but in fact this condition can affect any joint in the body. People who are experiencing symptoms such as joint redness, swelling, pain, stiffness, warmth, or difficulty with movement should visit their physician.
In order to identify the type of arthritis, medical professionals will conduct a physical exam, gather medical history and might even run some blood tests. Afterward, depending on the type of arthritis, they will determine the ongoing treatment plan. Although this condition cannot be cured, there are treatments that help manage the symptoms.
Strategies for arthritis management:
With proper treatment symptoms of arthritis can be managed and Comfort Keepers can help seniors follow the doctor’s orders. Our caregivers can provide medication reminders, transfer seniors to their scheduled appointments, and prepare nutritious, physician-prescribed meals. Here at Comfort Keepers, we offer various home care services, which include help with activities like housekeeping and physical care. Our mission is to help seniors find the joy and happiness in every day, regardless of their age or health issues.
If you wish to learn more about our home care services, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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