Arthritis and Pain Management

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Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States and the most common cause of disability. An early diagnosis by a physician can both prevent damage and disability as well as improve the effectiveness of treatment.

Some common symptoms of arthritis among the elderly include joint stiffness, pain, swelling, and a constant ache around the joints. 

With the approval of your physician, here are just some of the ways At Your Side caregivers can help:

  • Meal preparation can aid in eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Light housekeeping and assisting with daily activities can give your loved one rest
  • Personal care such as assisting with a shower can, according to Aging Care, help ease morning joint stiffness  
Ask your physician if medication or physical therapy would help, and call your local 
At Your Side office to learn how home care services can support independent living for those with arthritis.