Rheumatoid Arthritis – The Invisible Disease

If you’ve received a diagnosis of any disease, it’s life changing. And if you are told you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it can be devastating. RA affects joints, soft tissue, and organs. It is a disease of inflammation and pain. People with RA have good days and bad days. In fact, you may see a person with a handicap parking placard and they seem “ok.” But RA can be an “invisible disease”.

Pain is one of the main symptoms of RA and there is often no relief. Life must go on, and the RA sufferer attempts to carry on with daily activities as best they can. Unfortunately, as time goes by, most RA sufferers need help. That is where Legacy In-Home Care can help.

Sometimes a patient needs no help for days on end (even weeks). Then suddenly they experience a flare. A flare is when symptoms go into overdrive and pain and disability become prominent. More help is needed during this time, but family isn’t always available and most RA sufferers don’t want to be a burden on friends and neighbors.

Legacy In-Home Care understands this and can provide much-needed relief for those times when just getting out of bed hurts. Whether it’s just a little bit of assistance or full-time care for a month, Legacy In-Home Care is there when you need them the most. From meal planning and preparation, shopping, doctor visits, and getting the kids off to school, Legacy has the personnel available at your worst times.  When you’re feeling better, you can get back to normal knowing that Legacy will be there for your next flare.

Legacy can provide:

  • Personal care
  • Meal preparation (and planning)
  • Light housekeeping
  • Light Laundry assistance

Whatever your need, Legacy In-Home Care is ready to assist you.