Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the musculoskeletal system, causing excruciating pain when the sufferer moves his hands, feet, or other areas where the joints are afflicted. Osteoarthritis is the most common condition in which the cartilage on the surface of the joints is worn down to nothing, and the surfaces of the bones rub against each other. Over 30 million individuals in the United States are suffering from different types of arthritis, ranging from osteoarthritis to rheumatoid arthritis.
For effective treatment of arthritis, patients cooperate with their primary care physicians, in-home health care aides, and certified nurse aides to follow a customized exercise program and diet plan. At A-1 Home Care, our professional and experienced caregivers and private duty nurses help families and their loved ones through this difficult journey. In addition to meal preparations and assistance with range-of-motion exercises, our caregivers provide loving companionship and necessary support to lessen the emotional toll of this debilitating disorder.