Arthritis is sometimes called a hidden disability. Its effects may not be obvious to everyone else, but we understand that living with arthritis can be painful and make daily tasks and activities difficult to manage on your own.
That’s why we’re here to help. With Vitality live-in care, you don’t have to do this alone.
We know this can be an upsetting and frustrating experience, and that living with arthritis can put a physical and emotional strain on you and your loved ones.
Now for some good news. With the right support and practical care from our professional team, you can stay independent and carry on with the activities you enjoy in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of your own home.
Our professional care team has more than 40 years of combined experience looking after people with arthritis. Whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or another type of inflammatory arthritis, your private GP will provide a support network and develop a tailored nutrition and exercise programme if required.
As part of the private GP care that’s always included at no extra cost, they will also review your medications and other aspects of your treatment such as occupational and physical therapy. Your private GP will work alongside your usual doctor and your wider healthcare team.
Your live-in carer (we call them Personal Assistants) is trained by our medical experts to understand arthritis, how it affects you, and how to offer the best support. They can always call on your private GP and our expert nurses for advice and so can you.
Your Personal Assistant will be on hand in your home to help as needed with everyday essentials like getting dressed, and with the activities and hobbies that are important to you. They’re always happy to assist with shopping, housework and cooking.
They can help you get out and about, too. If needed, we even offer Vitality Assist, our fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Because we match you carefully with the right Personal Assistant, you’ll also find they’re good company when you’re in the mood for a stimulating conversation. Living with arthritis can feel lonely sometimes, and having someone to rely on at home can make all the difference.
If you would like further information about living with arthritis visit the Versus Arthritis website.