Home Care Companions for Arthritis Care

Arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints, afflicts over 52 million adults each year in the United States. Various forms of arthritis, such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or lupus, were reported in almost 50% of seniors in 2010-2012. Typically associated with the elderly, this disease is no longer found only among seniors. Sports injuries can also be an early precursor for athletes who suffer from tears of the meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which have been linked to osteoarthritis. According to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, about 50% of sports injury patients get osteoarthritis 10-20 years after a meniscus or ACL tear.

The progression of arthritis imposes severe physical limitations on individuals despite medical advancements. Daily routines like bathing, grooming, eating, cooking, and walking become an excruciating challenge when the joints rub against each other without cartilage. In the beginning, the person suffering from Arthritis may receive care and attention from his family members. Sometimes the primary caregiver may have to sacrifice her own job to take care of the elderly loved one, but if she has her own family to take care of, eventually the pressures of juggling personal life, caregiving, and professional life will take a toll on her, and her caregiver burn-out will not benefit the afflicted family member in any way.

Home health agencies provide 24-hour live-in care and respite care for families who need a break from their caregiving routine. They also fill in the gap for families who live far away from their elderly loved one; as a liaison, they serve as the point of contact between the senior and distant family members to ensure that their loved ones are taken care of.

At Best Care, you can count on quality care! With combined nursing, legal and business experience, our talented staff carefully selects the right home care companion to suit your elderly loved one’s unique needs. For over 33 years, our well-established state-licensed nurse’s registry has provided quality home health care for Miami Dade, Broward & Palm Beach County.

For the BEST home health care services in South Florida, contact us!

Location: Phone:

Broward (954) 522-1112

Miami Dade (305) 652-3311

Palm Beach (561) 245-2804

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