Our Arthritis Support Includes:
- Support with errands
- Support with shopping
- Assistance with medications
- Support with hobbies
- Support with activities to help with your mobility
- Food preparation
- Meal planning
We listen to you and your needs so we can tailor a home care package around your condition. We understand everyone is different, that’s why all our services are flexible to fit any need.
Types of Arthritis
There are two main types of arthritis among the elderly. These are:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It is most common in women and people who have a family history of the condition have an increased risk of getting it. It commonly develops in people in their mid-40’s or older. Osteoarthritis affects over 9 million people in the UK.
This type of arthritis occurs because of the breakdown of the cartilage lining on joints. This causes the cartilage to roughen and can cause serve pain as the condition worsens. Osteoarthritis can have a large impact on your daily life. However, with the right treatment and support, you can reduce symptoms and live life to the fullest.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 400,000 people in the UK. It is most common in women and often develops in people between 40 and 50 years old.
This type of arthritis occurs because the immune system targets the lining of joints leading them to become inflamed and swell. People with Rheumatoid arthritis may also develop problems with other tissues, organs and bone and cartilage breakdown.
How Esteem can help you:
Our “Your Choice, Your Care, Your Complete Solution” care packages are designed to be unique to you. We will take time to find out what will help you to live a more fulfilled life. With Arthritis, this could be help to become more active, support with medication or enabling you to remain as independent as possible. Find out more here.