Care & Comfort at Home is spreading awareness about arthritis prevention. With arthritis being the number one cause of disability in the United States, it’s important to raise awareness of what arthritis is and how it affects us, our family members, and our friends.
Arthritis is a disease that affects 46 million Americans. As bones and cartilage age, they become more brittle and fragile, causing arthritis. Arthritis affects strength and flexibility, and also limits both manual and joint dexterity. As a result, many suffering from arthritis find it challenging to complete daily activities. Simple activities like sitting up in bed may cause discomfort. The act of turning on the shower can also be difficult and painful.
Unfortunately, at this time, there is no cure for arthritis, and the symptoms gradually get worse with age.
The Arthritis foundation has more than 100 offices across the United States and provides numerous ways to join the movement to fight arthritis. Visit the Arthritis Foundation website at http://www.arthritis.org/ to locate an area office to get involved.
Care & Comfort at Home provides services and education to seniors and veterans, along with their families, to make aging at home possible. We provide quality in-home care to seniors and veterans in Chicagoland and the Denver area.