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