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Contact: Home Helpers, (208) 322-2668, Email: BoiseID@HomeHelpersHomeCare.com, Contact: Mike Jackson
Home Helpers Educates Community on Arthritis Caregiving
Local Home Care Company Looks to Spread Awareness for National Arthritis Awareness Month
[Boise, Idaho, May 2016] – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 50 million adults in the United States have been told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis. By 2030, an estimated 67 million Americans ages 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. In light of May being National Arthritis Awareness Month, Home Helpers of Boise is providing some simple tips to make the task of caregiving for a loved one with arthritis a less stressful experience.
“Providing care for a loved one with arthritis can be a challenging task and as a company that works with arthritis patients on a daily basis, we understand the importance of educating families on arthritis caregiving topics,” said Mike Jackson, owner of Home Helpers of Boise “Understanding the do’s and don’ts will assist you in making the home of the arthritis patient a safer place to live.”
Home Helpers of Boise is educating the community on how they can prepare for providing care for an aging loved one with arthritis by offering the following tips:
- Assessing independence – When visiting your aging loved one, observe their daily routine. Are they immobile? Has their hygiene decreased? Can they do house chores still? All these questions are important to consider when debating if they can remain at home.
- Making the home comfortable – Performing everyday tasks can be difficult if you have arthritis. You can make some of these tasks easier by selecting specially designed products. There are products available in a variety of categories including appliances, kitchen, grooming, home and garden, health aids and many more, designed to make everyday life easier.
- Transportation – For an arthritis patient, driving can become challenging and dangerous as their joints become swollen and they are unable to turn the steering wheel or worse off, are unable to apply the brakes. When approaching them about the topic, be sensitive to their needs. For a senior citizen, driving is equated to independence. Avoid attacking them and remain supportive. Talk to them about not driving in certain situations, such as when their symptoms are especially bad and offer alternatives so they can still get around as needed.
Home Helpers of Boise is the nation’s leading care franchise specializing in comprehensive home care, personal care and companionship for seniors, new mothers and those recovering from illness or injury.
For more information about providing care for Arthritis patients, contact Home Helpers of Boise at (208) 322-2668 or visit www.HomeHelpersHomeCare.com/BoiseID.
ABOUT HOME HELPERS
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home care services for seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 600 communities across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units, including 24-hour personal emergency response systems, an automated medication dispenser and vital signs monitoring units that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities.