Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects joints, thereby causing pain during movement such as walking, writing or other tasks that require fine motor skills. There are different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, A-1 Home Care in Altadena distinguishes between two of the most common types – osteoarthritis vs. rheumatoid arthritis. If you or an elderly loved one needs affordable and high quality in-home care support, A-1 Home Care is the perfect solution for you.
Osteoarthritis (OA) vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Osteoarthritis is the type that we usually associate with aging. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis develops gradually over time whereas the former can begin at any age and rapidly progress in a matter of weeks or months. The swelling, pain and stiffness in the joints are symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis; with the other type, the joints are tender but there is little or no swelling at all. At the onset, RA affects both sides of the body but in OA, the symptoms start on one side and then spread to the other side. Morning stiffness lasts longer for RA than OA. Regardless of which type of arthritis you or an elderly loved one may have, A-1 Home Care in Altadena provides the perfect in-home support such as assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming and more. Round-the-clock senior care takes care of all the basic stuff, giving you some physical relief.
You Have Our 100% Commitment at A-1 Home Care
A-1 Home Care has been taking care of Altadena’s seniors and their families for over two decades! When it comes to selecting someone to take care of your elderly loved ones, we take talent recruitment very seriously. A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that thoroughly prescreens every single caregiver, certified nurse aide, home health aide and licensed vocational nurse for your safety and security. You have our round-the-clock support from a 24-hour hotline to live-in caregiver services for 365 days a year. You can finance high quality senior care at the most competitive prices in LA County and Orange County! A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.
For quality Arthritis Care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.altadenainhomecare.com for details. In addition to Altadena, A-1 Home Care also serves Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, Sierra Madre, Glendale, Glendora, and surrounding communities.