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About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Senior Health: Facts About Arthritis

Edmonton Senior Health  |  June 14, 2019

Image of person holding their knee seemingly in pain | Facts About Arthritis | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Arthritis

Facts About Arthritis | 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.

Facts About Arthritis: Signs and Symptoms

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.

Facts About Arthritis: The Diagnosis

To identify the type of arthritis, medical professionals will conduct a physical exam, gather medical history, and 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, some treatments help manage the symptoms.

Strategies for Arthritis Management:

  • Lifestyle changes: Seniors who suffer from arthritis may need to change their daily routines and stop performing certain activities. Although some regular tasks might present a challenge, planning can make things easier. Older adults who cannot stand for a long time due to arthritis pain can place a stool in their kitchen so they can prepare meals sitting down. A lot of seniors who are experiencing joint pain start using non-affected parts of the body more often. For example, if a person’s wrist hurts, they will use their shoulder to open the door.
  • Movement: Seniors with arthritis should not spend too much time sitting since this can only make things worse. Instead, they should walk around and stretch every 15 minutes, even if they need to set an alarm that will remind them to do so.
  • Weight: Overweight seniors with arthritis should consult their doctor for exercise and diet recommendations. Since excess weight can worsen the condition, maintaining a healthy weight is a must.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

Individualized Home Care Options

Long-Term Home Care, 24 Hour Home Care & Short Term Care Options Customized for You