Arthritis

  • Encourage and assist with active range of motion exercises to prevent joint stiffness, injury, inflammation or pain
  • Apply ice or heat to relieve localized inflammation or pain
  • Assist with tasks such as driving, bathing, dressing, housekeeping to prevent painful joint inflammation
  • Modify and arrange household and items for easy access
  • Assist and apply proper transferring techniques to prevent injury, inflammation or pain
  • Assist with meal preparation and diet modification to maintain nutrition and healthy weight
  • One-to-one sitter in hospital or other setting

 

 

Helpful links:

The Arthritis Foundation

http://www.arthritis.org/