Osteoarthritis Care in Guildford & Farnham
Our consistent team of CareGivers know exactly what level of physical support each of our Clients needs.
How can our Guildford and Farnham
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 Guildford & Farnham, we respect our Clients’ dignity at all times and only provide the level of physical support they need to feel comfortable.
By properly managing their condition, more people with osteoarthritis can lead full, active lives. Maintaining good personal care routines can also prevent secondary health problems, pain and discomfort. Our CareGivers in Guildford & Farnham are highly trained in delivering osteoarthritis care or other types of arthritis-related care to those who need physical assistance. Our experienced team at Right at Home Guildford & Farnham can help to alleviate some of the pressures of osteoarthritis care and management. We offer help with the following:
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Assistance with recreational activities
- Showering, bathing or bed bathing
- Dressing and undressing
- Hair care, shaving and grooming
- Toileting assistance
Get in touch with Right at Home Guildford & Farnham to discuss the type of care that you’re looking for.
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, as well as stiffness, swelling, pain and aching. The symptoms of osteoarthritis can range from mild and inconstant to experiencing pain every day. We'll help to define a care plan that suits your symptoms. Our CareGivers are available across Guildford & Farnham to help manage symptoms and pain, and to help with daily tasks. Speak to your local office team to discuss specialist arthritis-focused care and the ways we can help.
Sally | Daughter of Client
"We have all been very happy with all the care staff that have been attending to our mother’s needs. They have been respectful of her dignity and wishes and have fed back very promptly with any concerns that they may have had about her well being. We as a family felt she was in very safe hands with staff that really cared about her."
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 enjoy a good quality of life. Although there is no cure for arthritis, it does not necessarily deteriorate over time.
We recognise that a “normal life” looks different for everyone. That’s why our team of experienced osteoarthritis CareGivers in Guildford & Farnham will define a care plan that suits you and your needs.
Osteoarthritis care and management
at home in Guildford & Farnham
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 local CareGiver, we recommend:
1) Healthy eating
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 reduce pain and increase the range of motion in your joints. Our CareGivers in Guildford & Farnham 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.
Find out more in our Healthy Eating guide.
2) Taking medicine
It’s important that you take prescribed medicine in order to manage joint pain and other symptoms of osteoarthritis. If you need extra pain relief, speak to your health care professional. Over the counter pain relief can sometimes interfere with prescribed arthritis medication. That’s why our local CareGivers in Guildford & Farnham 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 local team of osteoarthritis specialists can help.
3) Defining a clear osteoarthritis care plan
Discussing the level of care you need with your CareGiver is a vital part of maintaining your independence. Members of our Guildford & Farnham office team will also be involved for extra reassurance.
Our CareGivers are there to help you with your needs, no matter how simple or difficult the task may seem. Our Guildford & Farnham-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 CareGivers are there to help you with the things you need to get done. From household tasks to errands, personal care to 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 Right at Home Guildford & Farnham.
Osteoarthritis information and resources
- 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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