Assisted Living Helps Many Seniors Dealing with Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and for the millions of people in the United States dealing with this potentially devastating condition, daily life will certainly change as the symptoms increase. As with most conditions people deal with as they get older, things become more challenging with age. 

It doesn’t matter whether a person is living with their family, their adult child, spouse, and grandchildren or alone; the struggle to get through each day will become increasingly more difficult. That’s because some of the most basic and simplest of tasks can be overwhelming when you are contending with an arthritis flareup. 

Assisted living offers aging seniors with arthritis a wonderful alternative. Instead of having to deal with general upkeep and maintenance of their home, cleaning it, preparing their own meals, and so forth, they can have all of these tasks essentially done for them. 

There’s nothing to worry about when they’re dealing with a flareup of arthritis on a particular day, at least not with regard to basic tasks of everyday life. 


Being able to call for help is a wonderful asset.

Assisted Living Theodore, AL: Seniors Dealing with Arthritis

When somebody is living alone, who do they call for help when the arthritis is simply too much to handle? They might be able to call a family member who lives in the area, but are they available anytime of the day or night? 

Calling on a neighbor or close friend poses the same challenges. Other people have work and numerous responsibilities to take care of; they simply may not be available when that senior requires assistance. 

But, at an assisted living facility, they can call an experienced staff member for some help on the times when getting out of bed or picking up an object they need is taking every ounce of energy they can muster. 

That maintains better safety for those seniors who are struggling with arthritis, regardless of how severe it may be. 


A safe environment. 

Assisted living is also a safer environment for aging men and women than living alone. Even if somebody is living in a house with their family, most people have jobs to go to and aren’t around all the time. 

At a quality assisted living community, experienced staff will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That creates a much safer environment for aging men and women who are contending with arthritis symptoms. 

Assisted living is truly one of the best options for elderly men and women who want to be in a safe and comfortable environment even as they deal with the effects of arthritis. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Theodore, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017. 

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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