Our Services Care Services Specialist Care Arthritis
Around 10 million people in the
UK have arthritis according to
Arthritis is caused by
inflammation of one or more
Although arthritis is increasingly
common as we get older,
autoimmune diseases, broken
bones, or baterial and viral
infections also cause arthritic
For some people it means that
everyday tasks become more
Arthritis causes your joints such
as toes, knees, hips and spine to
become painful and immobile
impacting on routine activities
such as walking, dressing, using
stairs and getting in and out of
There are many different types
of arthritis. The most common
are osteoarthritis and
Supporting you to stay well.
There is currently no cure for
arthritis, but your treatment and
lifestyle can reduce your pain,
improve your mobility and
prevent further damage.
Your doctor may prescribe
medicines to ease pain and
inflammation. In some cases
your doctor may recommend
replacement joints. Life style
changes such as gentle exercise
can reduce pain and help with
stiffness and fatigue.
Dependability can provide a
range of services to help you
manage in your own home.
Working with you and your
family we will create a care plan
tailored to your unique needs,
so you can enjoy the best
possible quality of life.
How we can help you
We understand doing things when you have arthritis becomes more
difficult. To lessen your worry, our kind, compassionate and qualified
care staff can help with:
A morning call to help get you up out of bed and dressed for the
Your morning shower or bath
Keeping on top of the housework - stripping beds or hanging our
the washinfor example - tasks that are difficult to manage.
Going to the shops, or having shopping delivered to your home
Placing online shopping orders for you
Preparing meals or assistance with eating meals
Working with you on gentle exercises to keep you mobile and
maintain your balance
Get you out into the community and help you continue to
participate in the activities you enjoy
Put you in touch with the Local Authority who can provide Daily
Living Equipment to increase your independence (subject to their
Dependability Support Services
We also provide a range of
support services which can help
you to remain independent.
This includes having our
assessing your needs. They are
highly experienced in
recommending Daily Living Equipment and Adaptations which will make
you safer and more independent in your own home.
We can help with:
Daily Living Equipment to increase your independence
Arranging Major Adaptations to your home if you are unable to get
up steps or into the bath
Supporting you in remaining living in your own home
Advising you in obtaining mobility aids
Applying for e Blue Badge.
Is to help you remain at home. To be more independent and need less
support. To be safe and confident so you can do the things you enjoy.
You may reliable, up to date information on arthritis on the NHS
website, or the national charity Arthritis Care