Arthritis Care – How we can help

Arthritis is a common condition that effects people of all ages. In the UK around 10 million people have arthritis (NHS). The condition causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

Living with arthritis can make everyday tasks like using the telephone or computer, opening jars or putting on the kettle can be a real struggle.

At Premier Care we give person-centred support that takes into account any conditions you or your loved ones may have. Premier Care can provide practical care and support to help you to live independently and comfortably.

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Some things can become more difficult with arthritis, to provide support our carers can;
  • Help with gentle exercise to keep you mobile and ease pain
  • Maintain living conditions by helping with housework
  • Assistance with medication management
  • Help you with your shopping or doing your shopping for you

 

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition that causes swelling and pain in one or more joints. It can effect someone at any age and it can be a debilitating condition. There are two main types of arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid.

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, effecting around 8 million people (NHS).

This type often effects people who are in their late 40s or older. It’s more common for women and those who have a family history. Although it can occur at any age.

Osteoarthritis effects the cartridge lining of the joint, making movement difficult and causing pain and stiffness. Severe loss of cartilage can lead to bone rubbing on bone, forcing joints out of their normal position.

This condition can mean that people need additional support to complete everyday tasks but it doesn’t necessarily mean people need to move to an assisted living facility. Premier Care can help support those with Osteoarthritis to live independently in their own home.

 

Rheumatoid 

Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 400,000 people in the UK (NHS). The condition often starts between the ages of 40-50 and women are 3 times more likely to be affected.

Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system targets affected joints. This leads to pain and swelling. This can cause bone and cartilage to break down.

This condition can mean that people need additional support to complete everyday tasks but it doesn’t necessarily mean people need to move to an assisted living facility. Premier Care can help support those with Rheumatoid arthritis to live independently in their own home.

We provide care in areas in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Click here to see where we cover.

To find out more about this condition visit NHS Choices.