Caregiving for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are a number of things to know about when you are caregiving for rheumatoid arthritis. First, it is important to become educated on rheumatoid arthritis and the medications used to treat the condition. Caregiving for rheumatoid arthritis may include picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy, helping with housework, or helping the patient relieve pain.

Fast Facts:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis caregivers should seek support from other caregivers or rheumatoid arthritis support groups.
  • The type of care a rheumatoid arthritis patient will require varies from person to person.
  • It is time to find a professional caregiver for rheumatoid arthritis when the patient can not meet their own needs and family members are beginning to feel burned out from helping.