If you have a loved one who requires any type of elderly care, and he or she is dealing with the painful symptoms of arthritis, you may feel helpless to do much else to make a difference. However, there are things that every individual can do that can make a significant impact on the health and well-being of their loved one who is suffering from arthritis.
You may understand how painful arthritis can be, and you also might know just how much it is impacting your elderly loved one, but if they hide their pain or have managed to develop coping skills, then you might not be aware of just how much they are suffering. No matter how severe their arthritis is, there are some useful things that you can do for your loved one, as well as with them (and even the elder care provider) that can alleviate some of the more painful symptoms of arthritis.
- Yoga. Forget about any religious connotations that may be associated with yoga. In truth, while its origins are in the Hindi culture, it has nothing to do with religion, but rather it focuses on physical strength and agility. You may be thinking that strength and agility exercises are not what your loved one needs right now, but these exercises can be a great way to help an individual lose weight, become more relaxed, and feel better. It’s a great routine for those with arthritis as well.
- Walking. Yes, walking is important because it helps to reduce stiffness that can occur when you spend too much time sitting, and being inert.
- Fish. Eating right can have a positive impact on a person’s health. We hear about the benefits of eating healthy everywhere we turn today, but most of the foods that you will find in the supermarket are either processed, or filled with additives. Find foods that are beneficial and that have anti-inflammatory elements to them. Fish and Omega-3 amino acids are a good start.
You could also look for kiwi, flax seeds, and a number of nuts that can have a positive impact on your loved one’s health and well-being.
While there are only so many things that you can do to help your loved one feel better when they have arthritis, many of these types of things could be beneficial for you as well. That means if you exercise with your loved one, you’ll also be able to spend more time with him or her, and that would have a positive impact on their emotional health. Helping to reduce your loved one’s arthritis pain is one of the best elderly care activities that you can take part in.
There’s no reason to be overwhelmed by elder care, not when you have the options of hiring home care for the elderly.
There’s no one answer to the question of when the time is right for in-home care.
However, if you consider the points raise here today, you’ll have a better idea of when it’s time for in-home care.
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