Arthritis impacts different people in different ways. At Comfort Keepers, we can cater to your exact needs to improve your day-to-day quality of life.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain and immobility, ranging from mild to severe. In Ireland around 915,000 people, including 1 in every 1,200 children, are living with arthritis, making it the single biggest cause of disability.
There are over 100 types of arthritis, but the most common forms are osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (also known as rheumatic arthritis) and fibromyalgia. Although many symptoms of arthritis are shared across the conditions, like pain, fatigue and inflammation, there are many unique to each disease too.
People of all ages are living with arthritis and everyone will experience different effects ranging from mild to severe. – but what remains common is the need for emotional, medical, and practical support.
At Comfort Keepers, we understand the importance of practical care such as providing personal care- washing and dressing and practical care such as shopping and light housework. Our carers understand the emotional needs of our clients living with arthritis and can offer support and companionship to our clients. A clinical manager from Comfort Keepers will meet with you in your home to discuss how we can support you in your home environment.