We understand caring for someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis can be emotionally and physically exhausting. It can also cause emotional symptoms like depression and anger in those living with the disease.
Depending on how much pain and stiffness they feel and how much joint damage they have, those living with Rheumatoid Arthritis may have to adapt to how simple every day tasks are carried out as they can become difficult or take longer to complete.
Supporting someone living with this condition can take its toll, especially when families are not close by. This is where Rheumatoid Arthritis Home Carers can step in – if you’re looking to take a break or needing extra support on a daily basis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Home Carers
your Home Carers are there to help with all manner of everyday tasks that might perhaps be difficult, such as cooking, bathing, shopping, housework and keeping the home clean and safe. They are also on hand to help with emotional support as it can be hard to deal with the unpredictable nature of rheumatoid arthritis. Good carers understand the pain and stiffness will be worse on some days than others, and there’s no way of knowing when a flare-up will occur. and are there to help support them if they develop depression or feeling stressed and anxious.
A Physiotherapy-led approach
We understand the importance of exercise for those living with Rheumatoid Arthrtitis. Exercising regularly can help relieve stress, help keep joints mobile and strengthen the muscles. We are supportive of your carer helping you work with the home exercises that you would have been prescribed and they work with you to increase your Range of Movement(ROM) and strength.
Good carers understand the important to strike a balance between rest and exercise and will find out the best activities and the right balance for you.