Clients with Arthritis and Live-in Care

Profiles of Clients with Arthritis receiving Live-in Care at home from Able Community Care

Claire’s family came to us in January 2010 to ask if we could provide a live-in carer package to enable Claire (then age 79) to remain in her own home in the rural environment where she had lived most of her life. Claire’s health problems included severe arthritis, osteoporosis and poor mobility.  The first live-in carer introduced to Claire in January 2010 is now one of her two regular carers.  The second regular carer was introduced for the first time to Claire in June 2010.

Felicity was born in 1919 and has severe arthritis. Most of her time is spent in her bed with good local support from the NHS which has provided aids and equipment. Felicity has good family support and in early 2012 Able Community Care was asked if we would provide regular, live-in respite care. Since then this has taken place over several periods of time and two live-in carers have been introduced into Felicity’s home.

Edna has Rheumatoid Arthritis and is in her 80’s. In 2012 in order to remain living in her own home Edna required the services of a live-in care worker system. Edna attends a day centre once a week and has aids and equipment to help her with her daily activities. The first live-in care worker introduced to Edna is one of her three returning, care workers. 

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