Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain and inflammation.
Whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, some daily tasks such as cooking, bathing, doing laundry and moving around the house can become a real challenge.
Adapting your home to suit your needs can make a huge difference to your daily life. These changes do not need to cost lots of money and make your home a safe and comfortable place.
Arthritis isn’t just physically painful but can also be isolating and discouraging so making your home a comfortable place is a great start. We have highlighted some ways you can adapt your home below:
It’s not always easy to know where to start when making home adaptions, especially if you have lived in your home for a long time. It is important to make changes that suit your condition.
People with osteoarthritis are more likely to fall or experience new fractures. These falls are most likely to happen in the bathroom.
Some tips to keep your bathroom safe:
The stairs can also be tricky if your knees, hips or ankles are affected. Some small changes that can be made:
More adaptations to your home, such as handrails, grab rails and ramps may make moving around the house much easier, and specialist equipment like bath aids, riser chairs and long-handled grabbers can make everyday tasks simpler.
Our Personal Care services provide the highest quality care and support in the home. We want to support you to maintain your independence and dignity at home, ensuring you always feel comfortable and safe.
Whilst providing care of a sensitive nature our Carers consider your individual choices. Maintaining your self-esteem is the most important thing to us when providing our Personal Care services.
We can assist you with (but not limited to):
Your care requirements are tailored to your personal needs and routine, so you have the continuation of your normal schedule.