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If you require arthritis home care services Companions Home Care are here to offer specialist help. We offer personalised home visits for your loved ones who require arthritis care in London. Contact us today to discuss our care services.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a prevalent, lifelong medical condition characterised by pain and inflammation in the body's joints. There are around 10 million people in the Uk currently suffering from some form of arthritis. 

As a condition, arthritis is most commonly experienced by older people, but more and more children and young adults are becoming affected by arthritis. Roughly 15,000 young people are affected by arthritis in the UK. 

There are several possible causes for developing arthritis, including autoimmune diseases, bacterial infections and broken bones. There are several types of arthritis, but the three most commonly experienced forms are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and juvenile arthritis. 

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common form of the condition, with over 400,000 people suffering from it in the UK. Typically, the condition will first show itself when a person is between 40 and 50 years of age. 

Women suffer from this form of arthritis at a rate three times that of men. Rheumatoid arthritis is the inflammation of the lining of the joints. This leads to the misshaping of the joint resulting in the bone and cartilage breaking down. 

This results in almost constant pain and loss of function. The joints suffering from this form of rheumatoid arthritis can develop long-term damage, leading to more severe disability. As the condition progresses in the body, people may find that organs and other bodily tissues may become affected and present problems. 

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of the condition, affecting roughly eight million people in the UK. It is generally found in people over the age of 50; however, it can occur in people of any age, dependent on any secondary joint-related issues or injuries. 

As a degenerative disease, it gradually wears the lining of the cartilage that protects the bones of a joint from rubbing together directly. This will make joint dexterity more difficult. 

As the bones are directly rubbing together, people suffering from this form of arthritis will experience greater pain and joint stiffness levels. There are specific joints in the body that experience osteoarthritis more than others. These joints are those in the hands, knees, hips and spine. 

Juvenile arthritis is a form of condition that affects roughly 15,000 children and young people in the UK. It is a catch-all term for conditions that develop in children and people under 18 related to arthritis. The most prevalent form of arthritis in children is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). 

This form of juvenile arthritis causes inflammation and pain on one or multiple joints for six weeks or more. The range of symptoms for this JIA form of arthritis will generally improve over time. Therefore, children who suffer from this form of arthritis will mostly go on to lead healthy lives. 

Given the various forms that arthritis can take, different people will develop different symptoms. There are, however, common signs that someone may have arthritis. 

These include swelling in and around their joints; painful, stiff and tender joints; warm, red skin around the affected joints; reduced dexterity of the joints and muscle atrophy or weak muscles. 

Arthritis currently does not have a cure. Given the chronic pain and reduced movement in the joints of people suffering from the condition, they often have to rely on other people to help carry out everyday tasks. However, if someone receives the proper specialist care and support, they can live a fulfilling and active life despite their arthritis. Treatment and lifestyle changes can reduce the pain that someone with arthritis will experience. Movement of the joints can also be improved, and consequential damage can be mitigated with the proper specialist care. 

What Can We Provide Support With?

  Calls in the morning to wake you or your loved one and help to prepare for the day.

  Helping you or your loved one keep on top of the housework, including doing laundry and general cleaning.

  Taking you to the shops or shopping on your behalf, whichever you would prefer.

  Ensuring that your pain or swelling medication is kept up to date and helping you or your loved one to manage your medication schedule 

  Helping you to take part in activities that you enjoy

  Assisting you or your loved one with light exercise to help keep you mobile and improve joint dexterity

  Preparing meals for you or your loved one and helping with feeding when needed

With roughly 10 million people in the UK having arthritis, according to NHS England, arthritis home care is becoming an increasingly requested service. 

For these people, everyday tasks can be extremely difficult or even impossible. Therefore, local assisted living through the care and support services that we at Companions Home Care provide can help alleviate the limitations people living with arthritis experience. Please do not hesitate to get in touch and call our team today. 

We offer practical arthritis care and support in the comfort of your own home, allowing you or your loved one to stay in control of your life and carry on doing the things you love to do. 

Our professional and personally tailored care service aims to improve your quality of life, helping you or your loved one gain independence and fulfilment. 

Arthritis Support In Your Home

While there is no cure for arthritis, with our home care and support, you or your loved one will be able to live a fulfilling life despite the condition. Live-in care ensures that there is always someone on hand to help with whatever domestic activities need doing, whether cleaning, shopping, hobbies, cooking etc. Our team of professional and highly-trained carers are on hand to help with any required tasks, including hygiene ablutions. 

Aside from general assistance, our carers are also capable of helping our clients with their routine exercises or help to escort them to their physiotherapy sessions. Our arthritis care services can help alleviate arthritic pain and improve physical mobility in people who have the condition. 

Even the most basic household tasks can become incredibly difficult once someone has developed arthritis; shopping, cooking, laundry and general cleaning can seem like insurmountable duties. However, by employing our live-in care services, these tasks can be handled by our professional team. This will help maintain a level of normalcy in people's lives, taking away any stress that may arise from not doing the things they used to do.

This personal arthritis care service includes bathing, dressing and toilet ablutions while assisting with physical mobility. At Companions Home Care, our local team of professionally competent carers have the required skills, experience and advice to offer a comprehensive, high-quality and compassionate care service, supporting people with arthritis to become as independent as possible. Please, do not hesitate to contact our team and call today. With our encouragement and support, people with arthritis can see their health improve, and through our support, our clients will find that they can lead a full and meaningful life. 

How to find the right care for your relative

01. Initial

During your initial consultation with us a specialist care consultant will find out all your needs and requirements for your loved one.

02. Carer

We recruit local carers specifically for the role, ensuring that they have the desired experience and skills for your needs.

03. Candidate

Having the choice to conduct your own interviews ensures our candidates will be the perfect match for you.

04.Employment Confirmation

After finding the candidate you love the most, the employment between yourself and the carer/housekeeper will be confirmed.

About Us

Contact us today to find out more about our arthritis home care services in London. Companions Home Care work with you to ensure that you get the best quality of life. Our private home carers provide high quality care visits at home for your loved ones throughout London.

We provide families with in-home care, part-time care, live-in care, respite care, housekeeper carer cooks, bilingual carers, and post-discharge care. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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