Arthritis

Clients receiving senior care services who are suffering from arthritis may not be as open to engaging in physical activity and exercise, even after you explain the importance of it.

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Arthritis is among the most common conditions facing older adults, with approximately one in five seniors experiencing symptoms. The pain and inflammation associated with arthritis can certainly be disruptive, but personal care providers can help seniors reduce some of it by focusing on preparing some specific foods. 

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Vitamin D plays an important role in senior health, and sunlight has long been recognized as one of the best sources of the vital nutrient. A new study only strengthens the relationship between vitamin D and well-being, as researchers discovered that spending time in the sun may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. 

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Living with arthritis can be difficult for seniors, especially for those who are used to a more active way of life. While certainly a painful condition, there are a variety of ways home care providers can help seniors manage and reduce the discomfort caused by arthritis, and it starts with making changes to their lifestyle. 

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Since May is National Arthritis Month, we would like to take this time to talk to people who care for a loved one with arthritis. This painful condition is common among many senior citizens, and is cause by inflammation of the joints. Though there are many types of arthritis, there are a few caregiving skills that will increase happiness, independence and comfort for you and your loved one. 

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