Arthritis and the Aging Population

Arthritis and the Aging PopulationSome of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, and loss of range of motion, fatigue and inadequate blood flow. Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints and causes friction between the bones rubbing together. Injury or infection usually causes Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own lining of the joints and membranes; this results in painful swelling and inflammation.

Arthritis causes significant inflammation of the joints. When arthritis affects the neck, back, hands, feet or hips, difficulties arise when trying to get through even the most menial daily tasks. The surrounding muscles begin to tighten as they try to overcompensate for the pain and protect the injured area. These tight muscles can create tension headaches, stiff joints, and impinged range of motion. Although exercising can be extremely beneficial for arthritis, the thought of movement is too much for many individuals. As time goes on, arthritis can make it difficult to maintain a normal lifestyle and perform the tasks necessary to live a high-quality of life. It also can lead to other interrelated conditions, such as hip and knee issues. If an individual needs a joint replacement procedure, learning to get around in an optimal manner, can require home health care.

McKenney Home Care provides exceptional in-home health services and client-centered care. With a passion for maximizing the quality of life of their clients and their families, they are driven to ensure social engagement and specialty services during all stages of life.

For Individuals with arthritis, joint replacement, and other disorders that make it difficult to maintain daily tasks safely, McKenney Home Care delivers enriched specialized training for its caregivers working with these patients and their specific medical needs. In addition to specialized videos and manuals, McKenney personally educates the caregivers involved in helping their loved-one at home.

Seniors face many challenges as they age. If you or a loved one could benefit from assistance, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible from a reputable home health care company.

McKenney Home Care is a trusted home health care provider. They specialize in medical care that fits your needs in the comfort of your own home. They have a highly-trained, experienced, licensed staff who are passionate about giving genuine care to their clients.

McKenney Home Care in Naples, FL hosts a Lewy Body Dementia Support Group on the first Wednesday of every month.  This ongoing support group is approved by the Lewy Body Dementia Association in Atlanta and is in affiliation with the Parkinson’s Association of SWFL and the Alzheimer’s Support Network.

For Individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, McKenney Home Care delivers enriched specialized training for its caregivers working with Dementia Patients. In addition to specialized videos and manuals, McKenney educates the caregivers through the use of the Virtual Alzheimer’s App. This virtual reality experience helps caregivers understand the feelings and experience of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.

Along with their medical expertise, McKenney Home Care is a certified Music & Memory Agency. Providing help for Dementia Patients; this specialized music therapy program is highly personalized and has been shown to reduce the need for anti-anxiety and antipsychotic drugs by up to 50%, while brining joy to the lives of patients who have Dementia.

If you or someone you know would like more information about McKenney Home Care or the LBD Support Group, please call McKenney Home Care at 239-325-2273, or visit

239-325-CARE (2273)
9655 Tamiami Trail North #201, Naples, FL 34108

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