34598: Home Care: Untangling The Puzzle Of Osteoporosis
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34598: Home Care: Untangling the Puzzle of Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Home Care Helps Keep Seniors With Osteoporosis Or Arthritis Out of Nursing Facilities h1
Meta Description: Seniors With Osteoporosis or Arthritis Benefit From Home Health Care That Includes Physical Therapy, Meal Planning, And Counseling
Title: Home Care Benefits Seniors With Osteoporosis or Arthritis
Primary keyword: Osteoporosis
Secondary keyword: Arthritis
What Is Osteoporosis and How Does Home Health Care Help? H2
“Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn 't keep up with the removal of old bone.” In the worst cases, a sneeze or cough causes broken bones.
Bones become…show more content… The exercises are designed to improve balance and strength.
Diets rich in minerals like calcium and vitamins such as Vitamin D help keep bones strong. Home health aides can plan and prepare nutritious meals. They can incorporate a client’s favorite foods in their meal plans despite dietary restrictions.
Many elders have smoked for all their lives. Despite what their doctors have said about smoking worsening their osteoporosis, quitting is difficult. Home health care professionals can encourage and assist their clients in their smoking cessation efforts.
What is Arthritis and How Does Home Health Care Help?h3
Arthritis is generally a catch-all term for a variety of joint aches and pains. Medically, there are more than a hundred kinds of arthritis-related conditions. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “ . . . (arthritis)is the leading cause of disability in America.”
Arthritis differs from osteoporosis in that it affects joints rather than bones. The cartilage in joints and nearby areas becomes inflamed or deteriorates. Most movement results in pain.
Although movement hurts, it’s one of the best ways to relieve arthritic pain and stiffness. Elders often need help to get up from a chair and support when walking. They often aren’t able to care for themselves adequately as the disease progresses.
Arthritis is treated with:
Medication, especially to control pain
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