Osteoarthritis Care in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley
Our reliable team of CareGivers know exactly what level of physical support each of our Clients needs.
How can our East Lancashire and Ribble Valley-based osteoarthritis care services help?
Osteoarthritis can lead to frustration and weariness, when a person can no longer perform simple, daily tasks with ease. At Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley, we ensure that our CareGivers are available to make sure that our Clients are comfortable and their dignity is respected at all times.
Speak to Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley to learn about our homecare services for people with osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis.
Many people with osteoarthritis can lead full, active lives by properly managing the condition. Maintaining good personal care routines can also prevent secondary health problems, pain and discomfort.
Our East Lancashire and Ribble Valley-based CareGivers are highly trained in delivering osteoarthritis care or other types of arthritis-related care to those who need physical assistance.
Our friendly team at Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley can help to alleviate some of the pressures of osteoarthritis care and management. Our CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley can support with:
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Assistance with recreational activities
- Showering, bathing or bed bathing
- Dressing and undressing
- Hair care, shaving and grooming
- Toileting assistance
At Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley we recognise the importance of having a regular CareGiver who knows your needs and capabilities. Here’s just one of the many great reviews for our arthritis care services:
T F | Niece of Client
"I cannot fault the staff at Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley. They are courteous, polite and willing to assist when there is an issue to resolve. On the odd occasion when a staff member is delayed they always inform my auntie which puts her at ease. She says it's like having a family member visiting and that the experience we as a family required."
Your questions answers, by our expert Carers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. Also known as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, it is mainly felt in the hands, knees and hips.
When someone experiences osteoarthritis, the cartilage within their joints begins to break down causing the bones to change.
People with osteoarthritis or another type of arthritis may experience a decreased range of mobility, alongside stiffness, swelling, pain and aching. For some people, the symptoms may be mild and not constant, whilst others can experience pain every day.
Our homecare for people living with arthritis helps many people to reclaim their independence. We'll help to define a care plan that suits your symptoms.
Our CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley can help manage symptoms and pain, and help with daily tasks. Speak to your local office team to discuss specialist arthritis-focused care and the ways we can help.
Can you live a normal life with osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects more than 10 million people in the UK. With the right care and support, you can keep your symptoms under control, ease pain and have a good quality of life. Although there is no cure for arthritis, it does not necessarily deteriorate over time.
Our experts understand that a “normal life” looks different for everyone. That’s why our team of experienced osteoarthritis CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley will define a care plan that suits you and your needs.
Osteoarthritis care and management at home in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley
There are several ways to manage and alleviate some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis. Alongside practical care and support from a East Lancashire and Ribble Valley-based CareGiver, we recommend:
Healthy eating and maintaining an active lifestyle will help to keep your muscles strong and support your joints. Gaining or losing weight can have a dramatic impact on the pressure put on your joints, so it's important to maintain a steady, balanced diet when living with osteoarthritis.
Exercising regularly can also help to increase the range of motion in your joints. Our CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley can help you to access recreational activities in the local area and to enjoy physical activity, ensuring that you stay as fit and healthy as you can.
Many of our Clients in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley benefit from walks in Witton Country park or a trip to Whalley Abbey with a healthy snack at the care. Our CareGivers love helping our Clients remain a part of the East Lancashire and Ribble Valley community.
Find out more in our Healthy Eating guide.
It’s important that you take prescribed medicine in order to manage joint pain and other symptoms of osteoarthritis. Remember to check in with your health care professional if you need extra pain relief.
Over the counter pain relief can sometimes interfere with prescribed arthritis medication. That’s why our local CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley are trained to support Clients with regular medication maintenance.
Did you know: pain relief purchased over the counter can sometimes interfere with prescribed arthritis medication. So, if you need extra help with managing pain, speak to your doctor or a health care professional.
Whether you need help keeping track of your pills, or need someone to collect a prescription from the pharmacy, our friendly team of osteoarthritis specialists can help.
Defining a clear osteoarthritis care plan
All of our Clients have a unique, personal and Client-focused care plan. Discussing the level of care you need with your CareGiver and the office team can be reassuring and is a vital part of maintaining your independence.
Our CareGivers are there to help you with your needs, no matter how simple or difficult the task may seem. Our East Lancashire and Ribble Valley-based CareGivers are competent in the use of mobility aids and equipment. They are also highly trained to help those who need physical assistance due to their particular type of arthritis. Above all, our Carers are there to help you with the things you need to get done. From household tasks and errands, to personal care and a friendly chat, we’ll define a specialist care plan that suits your lifestyle.
To discuss your needs, from daily visits to live-in care, contact our team in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley.
Osteoarthritis information and resources from Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley
- In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints
- More than half of the population over the age of 65 will develop osteoarthritis in at least one joint.
- Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis, especially if they are over the age of 50.
- For more information on the symptoms of osteoarthritis, take a look at the NHS’ resources.
- For a great resource on living with osteoarthritis, visit Arthritis Research UK.
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