Arthritis Care2024-03-25T14:00:03+00:00

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland

Comfortable & Independent Living

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Northern Ireland, with more than 900,000 confirmed cases in the UK. Connected Health provides the support and practical care you need to keep your life in your control and continue doing the things you love every day without having to move out of your home.

Though widely considered an affliction of the elderly, arthritis does not discriminate, affecting individuals of all ages, including children and adolescents. It’s not a single disease but a constellation of painful conditions that impact the quality of life for the person affected and their closest family members. 

Connected Health braves the fray of arthritis’s impact on the afflicted and their families. We’re here to ease that burden and empower those affected in the UK.

Arthritis Care Services Northern Ireland

How Does Arthritis Manifest?

In medical terms, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, characterised by swelling, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. It’s not a single disease but rather a method for referring to joint pain or joint disease of various kinds.

Frequent arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion, varying from mild to disabling. While it’s most common among adults, arthritis can affect people of all ages.

Various factors can cause arthritis, including wear and tear, infections, autoimmune disorders, and the accumulation of uric acid crystals, depending on the specific type. Here are the most common arthritis variations.

Osteoarthritis (OA):

  • Cause: Cartilage breakdown in joints.
  • Effects: Pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, primarily affecting hands, knees, hips, and spine.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):

  • Cause: Autoimmune disorder attacking the synovial membrane lining the joint.
  • Effects: Inflammation, swelling, pain, and potential joint deformity over time.

Psoriatic Arthritis:

  • Cause: Associated with psoriasis, an autoimmune skin condition.
  • Effects: Joint pain and stiffness, skin rashes, and nail changes.


  • Cause: Uric acid crystal buildup in the joints.
  • Effects: Severe pain, redness, and swelling, often affecting the big toe.

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE):

  • Cause: Autoimmune disorder affecting skin, joints, and organs.
  • Effects: Joint pain and swelling, fatigue, rashes, and organ damage.

Ankylosing Spondylitis:

  • Cause: Chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints.
  • Effects: Pain and stiffness in the spine and back, reduced flexibility, and potential fusion of the spine.

Life With Arthritis

Living with arthritis can be challenging, not just physically but also emotionally. The persistent pain, the swelling, and the stiffness can erode one’s quality of life, making every movement a reminder of the limitations imposed by the condition.

This is where comprehensive arthritis home care becomes a life-changing decision. It’s about managing symptoms and nurturing a supportive environment that fosters independence and well-being.

Why Homecare is Beneficial for Arthritis Sufferers?

Homecare offers many benefits for individuals dealing with arthritis, emphasising comfort, personalised care, and the maintenance of independence within the familiar surroundings of one’s own home. Here are the core advantages:

  • Tailored Care in Comfort: Homecare services fit the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that people with arthritis receive specific support in the comfort and privacy of their homes.
  • Maintaining Independence: By receiving care at home, individuals can maintain their daily routines and lifestyles, fostering autonomy and control over their lives.
  • Emotional Well-being: Familiarity can reduce stress and anxiety, positively contributing to the overall emotional and mental well-being of people with arthritis.
  • Safety and Convenience: Homecare eliminates regular travel to hospitals or clinics, reducing the strain and ensuring that professional support is readily available.
  • Family Involvement and Support: Homecare allows family members to be closely involved in the care process, ensuring a support system and adjusting the care plan as needed.

Why Choose Connected Health as a Partner in Arthritis Care?

Connected Health UK isn’t just offering services; we’re your helping companion in effectively managing arthritis. We recognise the complex challenges of alleviating their effect by tailored, medically-backed home care solutions.

  • Morning Assistance: We understand mornings can be challenging. Our Morning Call Service eases the start of the day, helping your family members rise and shine easily.
  • Household Upkeep: Managing a home shouldn’t be your loved one’s concern. We take the load off by handling cleaning, laundry, and other chores, ensuring they live in a space that’s not just tidy but comforting and stress-free.
  • Shopping & Medication Support: We simplify the complexities of medication routines and grocery shopping, ensuring your loved one’s pantry is stocked and their medication is timely and accurately managed.
  • Encouraging Active Engagement: Life’s passions shouldn’t fade away. We actively encourage your family members to engage in their favourite activities and hobbies, fueling their spirits and keeping their bodies engaged.
  • Mobility and Exercise Aid: Mobility is crucial in arthritis care. Our exercise routines and mobility support are designed to keep your loved one moving smoothly, fostering joint health and flexibility.
  • Dietary and Nutritional Guidance: Proper diet is influential in arthritis management. Our nutritional support, including meal prep and cooking, ensures your family member’s diet aids in relieving inflammation and pain.

At Connected Health UK, we’re dedicated to more than just care; we ensure your loved one’s life is full, active, and enriched despite arthritis. Let us join you and your family on this journey, offering the support, care, and companionship your loved one deserves.

Our Homecarers and Connected Academy Training

At Connected Health UK, we deeply understand that the bond between a carer and a patient is pivotal. That’s why we place immense importance on matching the suitable home carer with your loved one, ensuring a harmonious relationship for the ultimate care experience.

  • Personalised Carer-Patient Matching: We know every individual is unique. Our thoughtful approach to matching ensures that your family member’s carer is not just a helper but a companion who truly resonates with their personality, preferences, and specific care needs.
  • Excellence through Education: Our carers are the backbone of our service. They are trained at the Connected Academy, an OCN-accredited training Centre. They undergo training programmes in progressive home care, care home, nursing, elderly health, and well-being.

Arthritis can make daily tasks very difficult for some, and assisted living may be the perfect option. Connected Health is there to support you in continuing to live independently by offering support services which include;

  • A morning call service to help with getting up and ready for the day.
  • Maintaining a good handle on housework such as cleaning and laundry.
  • Help with shopping or doing the shopping for you.
  • Making sure you have the right medicines at the right intervals to reduce swelling or pain.
  • Help with participating in activities that you love.
  • Support to help keep you mobile with gentle exercise.
  • Assistance with the cooking of meals and food preparation.

Although there is no permanent cure for arthritis, improvements in lifestyle and treatment can help reduce pain and improve function to prevent future damage. Connected Health provides the services you need to manage your condition at home and avoid moving to an assisted living facility. We create a homecare plan that focuses on what matters most to you. We provide high-quality support and care tailored to your individual needs so you can live the best life possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does proper nutrition contribute to arthritis care?2024-03-25T14:13:58+00:00

Proper nutrition can help manage inflammation, support joint health, and maintain overall well-being, making it a crucial part of arthritis care.

Can arthritis care help in maintaining an active lifestyle?2024-03-25T14:13:25+00:00

Yes, with exercise and activity engagement support, arthritis care can significantly contribute to maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

How does Connected Health’s morning call service help?2024-03-25T14:11:58+00:00

The morning call service assists individuals in starting their day comfortably, helping with getting up, personal grooming, and reducing morning stiffness.

Why is specialised care important for arthritis?2024-03-25T14:12:24+00:00

Specialised care is vital as it addresses the arthritis condition of each individual, helping manage pain, maintain mobility, and ensure a quality life.

How does arthritis affect daily life?2024-03-25T14:10:51+00:00

Arthritis can make simple tasks challenging due to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. It can affect one’s ability to perform daily activities independently and impact emotional well-being.

How is arthritis care different from other forms of home care?2024-03-25T14:10:18+00:00

Arthritis care manages the unique challenges of arthritis, focusing on pain relief, maintaining mobility, and enhancing joint health. In contrast, general home care offers broader support with everyday tasks and may not address these specialised needs as intricately.

Who can benefit from Arthritis Care?2024-03-25T14:07:57+00:00

Arthritis care is essential for anyone with arthritis, especially the elderly, individuals with limited mobility, and post-surgery patients. It’s also a valuable support for family members, ensuring their loved one receives professional, compassionate care that improves the patient’s quality of life and provides peace of mind for the family.

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