Living at home can become difficult for seniors with arthritis. It is estimated that roughly half of all seniors over the age of 65 have arthritis. Arthritis is a condition which causes inflammation and pain in the joints. This can make food preparation, household chores, and other activities of daily living very difficult. In-home care may benefit seniors with arthritis in a variety of different ways.
Assistance with Daily Tasks
Being unable to open food packaging, having trouble buttoning clothing, and having difficulty pressing buttons for the television or phone are a few examples of frustrations faced by seniors with arthritis. In-home care schedules can be devised so that seniors receive daily assistance with all of these tasks. Having assistance can help to reduce mental strain, which can promote a better quality of life. Having less daily strain on the joints may also allow seniors to rest the joints, which may make the condition less painful and severe.