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When You’re Dealing with Arthritis, being a Caregiver Can be Painful. Try these Tips that Can Help

Caregiver in Thomasville GA

You’re in your late 40s or 50s and you’ve taken on the job of being a caregiver for your aging mother. Maybe you had a pretty good idea of what this job would entail when you agreed to do this, or perhaps Caregiver in Thomasville GAyou are like the majority of family caregivers and had no clue. At first, things might’ve seemed relatively simple, but as time goes on and your mother begins to require more and more care, it has taken a toll on you, your life, and your body.

You might have arthritis and that could be making everything seem even more difficult. When you’re dealing with arthritis care, being any type of caregiver for somebody can be extremely difficult and even painful. Below are a few tips that could help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort you’re feeling on a regular basis.

Get more exercise.

Even though you might not think you have time for exercise, it is absolutely essential. Exercise increases the heart rate and strength. When the heart rate increases, and the heart gets stronger, it can move oxygen and nutrients throughout the body more effectively and efficiently. That can help alleviate some the more common and painful symptoms of arthritis.

Just make sure that you focus on low impact, relatively easy exercises so you don’t overexert the joints that are affected by arthritis.

Rely on help.

Nobody really has to go through any challenge alone. Hiring professional in-home care providers through a local home care agency is the best source for assistance.

You may very well be capable of taking care of your mother for the most part, but you might notice that working with her three days in a row causes your joints to inflame on that fourth day. Relying on a professional caregiver to assist one or two days a week for a few hours each day could be just what you need to help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort from the arthritis.

Avoid certain activities.

If you help your mother do laundry, prepare meals, or even clean the house, this may be placing increased pressure on your joints. It may be better to have somebody else assist with those, such as a cleaning service or a professional caregiver.

Arthritis Awareness Month is May and as a caregiver, this condition can make things seem much more complicated than they have to be. Consider relying on assistance and that can help you avoid some the more painful aspects of this condition.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Thomasville, GA, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.