Did you know that, according to the CDC, almost 70% of Americans over age 65 have X-Ray evidence of some form of arthritis? Even though arthritis is generally thought of simply as the aches and pains that come with aging, it’s a part of a family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of over 100 conditions or diseases. Arthritis is actually the leading cause of disability in the United States, with a devastating impact on our senior friends and family.
Danbury Senior Living communities are well-equipped to help residents with proper arthritis treatment. The knowledgeable staff members understand the debilitating effects arthritis can have on a person. Their goal is to ensure that they are helping to reduce the chronic pain those suffering from arthritis feel, as well as improve their overall health and quality of life.
Here are a few ways this is accomplished:
- Exercise and Movement. This is accomplished with daily exercise class, walking clubs and even art classes. Movement is the lubrication to fend off the pain of stiffness.
- Avoiding inflammatory foods is very important, as is drinking plenty of water to keep the cartilage hydrated.
- Research shows that pain, sleep, and inflammation are inextricably linked. A restful night’s sleep often starts with developing a routine and Danbury can help with that.
Did you know that World Arthritis Day is Wednesday October 12? Celebrate by scheduling a tour at Danbury to see all the ways we can help.