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Dealing With Chronic Pain

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Fresno, California.

Comfort Keepers Senior Home Care Services in Greater Fresno, CA

Learn how our senior home care services can help seniors in Fresno, Clovis, Modesto, and nearby cities deal with chronic pain

Chronic pain is something that millions of seniors live with. American Chronic Pain Association, 34% of older adults reported that they suffer from daily pain while 12% of respondents stated that they experience pain on a weekly basis. Chronic pain can make it difficult for seniors to enjoy activities, get the exercise that they need to be healthy, and do things around the house. It can also make it difficult for seniors to perform personal care tasks so that they feel confident and healthy. Senior home care services can make it easier for seniors to live comfortably at home by helping with household and personal care tasks.

The Most Common Causes of Senior Pain

While acute pain is a type of pain that typically only lasts up to six months, chronic pain is persistent and can hinder a senior’s life for years. Here, healthcare agencies take a closer look at some of the most common conditions that can cause an older adult to experience pain.

  • Arthritis: The inflammation of the joints is known as arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout are often seen in older adults.
  • Diabetes: When a senior’s ability to produce or respond to insulin is impaired, they may be diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Back Pain: Osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis are two of the most common causes of lower back pain in senior citizens.
  • Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that leads to widespread bodily pain.
  • Nerve Damage: As the name suggests, nerve damage is a condition where a senior’s nerves are damaged due to an injury or disease. 

How Can Comfort Keepers Help Seniors Manage Pain?

Senior home care services can help seniors manage their pain and stay more active as well as helping with errands, personal care, and other tasks. A few of the ways that caregivers can help seniors manage their pain include:

  • Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin, steroids, and anti-seizure medications are often recommended by doctors for seniors who are searching for relief from their pain. Senior home care services can manage medications and make sure that seniors are taking the right medications at the right times.
  • Activity: Regular activity is good for improving and maintaining mobility in senior adults. A caregiver can encourage your senior loved one to be more active by going for walks with them and helping them be more active at home.
  • Diet: Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is a great way to help manage pain flare-ups for seniors that have chronic pain. Our caregivers can cook healthy meals for seniors to make sure that they are getting the nutritional support that they need to be healthy.

Contact Comfort Keepers Today

If your senior loved one in Fresno, Clovis, Modesto, or a nearby city suffers from chronic pain and you’re worried about their quality of life call us today to find out more about our senior home care services. One of our care specialists will be happy to talk with you about a custom care plan based on your loved one’s individual needs.