Optimising quality of life for people living with arthritis

Julie Swann
  • Nursing and Residential Care, May 2017, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/nrec.2017.19.5.273

How arthritis affects the body is explained and ways care staff can assist residents.

What is it about?

As arthritis affects approximately 50% of the population from the age of 65 years, it is a common condition within the care home. It is important that.care staff have an understanding of this wide ranging group of conditions.

Why is it important?

it is important for care staff to now how arthritis affects a person's function and level of abilities.


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By understanding this group of conditions, care staff can help to maximize a resident's function, mobility and level of independence.

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