Regular exercise is often seen as one of the best ways to help seniors withosteoarthritis manage the condition. While it may seem difficult, especially with the pain, staying active allows older adults to maintain joint function and range of motion. Care providers can help motivate and encourage seniors to follow through with their exercise regimen.
Aside from physical activity, seniors with osteoarthritis can make use of assistive devices and help from those providing home care. Even something as simple as a cane or some helpful gadgets can make daily activities a little easier, while care providers can help with home making and meal preparation.
In addition to exercise and assistance, some arthritis patients have turned to alternative therapies to help reduce the pain. While there is still some research being done on the effectiveness of such treatments, acupuncture, nutritional supplements and heat therapy have all shown promise.
LIving with arthirtis can be made easer with a compassionate and helpful caregiver from SYNERGY HomeCare of West Denver. Please contact us to learn more or for a free consultation.