Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States and the most common cause of disability. It’s essential that seniors with arthritis have an early evaluation with a physician as this can both prevent damage and disability as well as improve the effectiveness of treatment.
Some common symptoms of arthritis among the elderly include pain, swelling, joint stiffness and a constant ache around the joints.
With the approval of your physician, there are some ways ComForcare caregivers can help:
- Meal preparation and light housekeeping
- Rest, exercise, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet will improve the symptoms of many chronic conditions including arthritis.
- According to Aging Care, morning joint stiffness resulting from many forms of arthritis can be reduced by taking a warm shower. Our caregivers can help your loved one into the shower, easing stiff joints and staying safe.