Arthritis

As you age, it’s not unusual to feel extra aches and pains on rainy days or when you first get out of bed. But when those aches and pains become more serious and you’re living with an arthritis diagnosis, the complications and pain can make a large impact on your quality of life.

Arthritis means joint inflammation, and it’s used to describe more than 100 conditions that affects the joints and the tissues that surround them.

We may be able to help if you have any of the following conditions: 

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Back pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain

Many older adults living with arthritis typically also have other conditions that affect daily life, making it more difficult to move around or even get out of bed.

Some of those conditions are:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Sleep problems
  • Eye conditions
  • Kidney disease
  • Skin problems

Left unmanaged, these conditions can worsen the symptoms of arthritis. When you are living with advanced arthritis, you may need an interdisciplinary care approach to pain management, rehabilitation and preventing further complications.

A typical care plan for advanced arthritis could include:

  • An exercise program tailored to your needs
  • A nutrition plan to promote healthy muscles and bones
  • Physical, occupational or speech therapy
  • Instruction on how to use assistive devices, if applicable
  • Medication education

At Kindred, we offer these services and more in the following care settings, based off of the status of your condition: