Auburn, NH Blog

In home care for elderly adults encourages mom and dad to look into hip and knee replacements

As your parent lives longer, aging bones tend to wear down, sometimes from too much activity, and sometimes from improper strain, over the years. Your mom and dad may already be dealing with this. Often their body begins to slow them down, but in home care for elderly adults knows they may still feel young at heart. Joint issues include a hip or knee that swells with fluid, clicks during movement, or triggers pain and inflammation. Often weak knees lead to imbalance and a fall or slip, and a bump may inflict a broken hip.

Hip and knee replacements are very common procedures, according to academic studies as well as those who provide home care for elderly individuals. A large population of citizens, like your mom or dad, are in their 60’s and 70’s and refusing to slow down. For them having surgery to get back on their feet can be essential to good quality-of-life. Decades ago, seniors may have accepted the use of a wheelchair or a cane, but today if surgery allows them the full use of their hip and knee they are prepared to get their body stronger.

Surgery, today for these procedures, is less invasive than in previous years with smaller incisions and shorter surgical recovery times. Providers of in home care for elderly individuals suggest that many patients are up on their feet soon after surgery and can begin physical therapy to learn how to use their new knee or hip and regain the energy they need to get up and go. With the assistance of in home care, they will find their power!


Visiting Angels of Auburn, NH provides in home care services to families in Auburn, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Dunbarton, Londonderry, Raymond, Salem, Manchester, Hooksett, Bedford, Suncook, Weare, Concord, Bow, Atkinson, Deerfield, Sandown, Hampstead, Chester, Fremont, Allenstown, Pembroke, Hopkinton, Danville, and other areas around Auburn, New Hamps
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