Arthritis is a condition that affects over 50 million Americans according to the Arthritis Foundation. Since it is a widespread disease, it is easy to find many myths or misconceptions about the disease. One of these myths pertains to arthritis being just an age-related condition that only involves minor aches and pains. However, arthritis is not one specific disease, but instead it is group of over 100 diseases and conditions that affect people of all ages, and can result in severe joint damage that greatly affect their quality of living. Moreover, it is natural for people to think that people living with arthritis should avoid exercising. But many studies suggests that exercising actually provide benefits for people with osteoarthritis and rheumatic arthritis, which are the two more common forms of arthritis. Finally, parents everywhere have always been telling kids that cracking their knuckles can cause arthritis, but there are no evidence of such cause and effect happening later in life.
Chances are that you know someone living with arthritis, and since May is Arthritis Awareness Month, we want you to learn a little more about the disease and understand how it may be affecting your loved ones and find ways to assist them when needed!
A-1 Domestic has been the preferred home care agency for the past two decades for seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County. Supporting many different seniors living with different health conditions over the years, we have the ability to find the highest quality in home caregivers to provide assistance in arthritis care, diabetic care, kidney disease care, Parkinson care, after surgery care, Alzheimer’s care and more. Looking at the landscape of long term care, more and more families are turning to home care as their solution. Put your faith in A-1 Home Care because we have the experience and vision to help seniors with any home care needs that may arise. Our home health aides are flexible to all needs, schedules and requirements, and we can send them to areas such as Santa Monica, Malibu, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Whittier, Torrance, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and communities around Southern California.