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Your Loved One Has Arthritis. Does That Mean They Need Help?

Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Unfortunately, arthritis affects roughly around 50% of people who are 65 years or older. It can affect any joint in the body, and, in extreme cases, can lead to unbearable pain.

We understand the prevalence and degrees of severity of arthritis, as well as the tremendous pain it can cause, particularly as your loved ones simply try to go about their daily lives.

“Older adults suffering from arthritis are impacted in a variety of scary, difficult ways,” said Overture CEO Denise Helms, RN, BSN. “Falls increase due to an unsteady gait, individuals experience difficulty with self-care activities, and, in general, your loved ones may have an overall decrease in independence. And, compounding the challenges, all of these physical changes also have a psychological impact, causing depression, fear, anxiety, and more.”

Signs of arthritis include:

  • Joint swelling

  • Joint stiffness

  • Tenderness or pain when touching a joint

  • Problems moving the joint

  • Warmth and redness on a joint

If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, please see a doctor right away to begin a treatment plan. There are also several home modification considerations that can make living with arthritis more manageable. We can help with that.

We know arthritis can cause a severe amount of joint pain when trying to do basic everyday functions. If your family member has been diagnosed with arthritis, we are here to help. Not only will your loved one be in physical pain, but they will also be frustrated; what used to be simple tasks may now require some assistance. We train our compassionate caregivers to be patient, helpful, and respectful, so your loved one can get the help he or she needs, without causing further distress.

For a free in-home assessment, call us 24/7: 817-887-9401.

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