Approximately 10 million people* in the UK live with arthritis.
Caused by inflammation of joints, arthritis can be a painful, even debilitating condition. For some, the condition significantly impairs mobility and makes everyday tasks difficult to manage. Many consider assisted living.
At Bluebird Care, we offer practical arthritis care, delivered in the comfort of your own home, meaning you can continue living your life on your terms.
We’ll work with you to develop an arthritis care plan, tailored to your unique needs, with support including:
Morning visits to help get you up and ready for your day
Assisting with household tasks including cleaning and laundry
Helping with errands such as grocery shopping (or running them for you)
Managing and administering medications as needed
Supporting you to take part in your favourite activities
Preparing meals and offering assistance with feeding if needed
Keeping you mobile with gentle exercise
Our tailored arthritis care plans allow you to do so, minimising disruption and allowing you to stay in your own home, amongst your memories and possessions.
The type of care you require depends on the type of arthritis you have. Get in touch to see how we can support you.
Types of Arthritis
Arthritis is caused by an inflammation of one or more joints. Typically, it’s a lifelong condition that affects people of any age, including children.
Though the condition is more common as we age, certain autoimmune diseases, broken bones, or bacterial or viral infections can trigger arthritic issues.
As such, it’s important to understand which type of arthritis you have, as it will dictate the type of care you need.
There are many types of arthritis, but the three most common are:
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that usually presents in people over 50. It gradually erodes the cartilage lining that prevents joint bones from rubbing together, leading to stiffness, pain, and loss of movement.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the joint lining, resulting in constant pain, loss of function, and long-term joint damage.
People with rheumatoid arthritis are also at higher risk of developing problems with other tissues and organs in their bodies.
Juvenile arthritis refers to any arthritis-related condition that develops in those under the age of 18.
The most common type of juvenile arthritis is known as idiopathic arthritis, which presents as a swelling of the joints lasting six weeks or longer.
Arthritis Care at Home
Arthritis is a chronic condition, but treatment and lifestyle changes can reduce pain, improve function, and prevent any further damage to the affected joints.
Your doctor may prescribe medicines to ease the pain and reduce inflammation. In more serious cases, surgery (such as joint replacements) may be recommended.
It’s also possible to address symptoms with mild to moderate exercise such as low-impact aerobics, strength training, and motion exercises. Heat, ice, water, and massage therapies can also have a positive impact.
At Bluebird Care, we offer a range of services to help you manage your condition in the comfort of your own home, preventing the need for relocation to an assisted living facility, which can be costly and disruptive.
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all care, so we work with you to develop an arthritis support plan tailored to your unique needs, allowing you to enjoy life on your terms.
*Not all Bluebird Care offices provide this service. Please check with your local office if this service is available.
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