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By: Elizabeth Bemis on August 21st, 2012

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Caring for Someone with Arthritis

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If a loved one, like a parent, has recently been diagnosed with arthritis, you may be unsure of what to do next. Luckily, arthritis is not a life-threatening illness, but it can still be painful and impact someone's quality of life.

People with arthritis have a harder time completing daily tasks, like household chores and walking. If your parent lives alone, it may be hard for them to complete some of their daily tasks without any help. For example, they may no longer be able to wash the dishes or take the garbage out. If this is the case, it may be best to look into assisted living services for your loved one.

An Overview of Assisted Living

Assisted living is not the same as a nursing home. In an assisted living complex, people are allowed to live their lives as they normally would. The only difference is that help is available whenever they need it. If someone is feeling particularly unwell due to arthritis one day, the assisted living complex will help them complete their daily tasks. An assisted living complex is a great form of retirement living, where older people can connect with others like them.

Many residents of these retirement living complexes really enjoy the many new friends they've made since moving into an assisted living complex. Start your search by looking for assisted living in Connecticut, a great solution that is close to home.

Staying Active

Assisted living homes allow older individuals to stay active, even if they have arthritis, which is something great for their health. Most seniors in assisted living complexes report that they are happier and more active there than they would have been if they continued to live at home. As part of their retirement living programs, many of these complexes plan fun activities and field trips in order to keep people active.

Key Takeaways:

  • Assisted living complexes can help you care for loved ones who have arthritis.
  • Assisted living is not the same as a nursing home. Individuals can live on their own, and call for help only when they feel they need it.
  • Assisted living complexes generally offer retirement living plans that allow seniors to meet new friends, complete fun activities, and stay active.

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If you're interested in learning more about assisted living services, contact us today. 

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About Elizabeth Bemis

In 1998, I drove past an assisted living community construction site, learned that it was part of United Methodist Homes and realized the next stop on my professional journey was to work for a mission driven organization. Soon after, I joined the team as Executive Director of our Middlewoods of Farmington community and later served as Regional Manager for the Middlewoods properties before accepting my current role as Vice President of Marketing, Promotions, and Assisted Living Operations. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, and love working alongside our staff, residents, and families to build strong communities that reflect the mission, vision, and values of United Methodist Homes.

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