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Are There Special Considerations for Women Suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis?

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Approximately 30 percent of the 7.5 million people throughout the United States living with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. This potentially debilitating condition can lead to pain in the lower back and feet, swelling in fingers and toes, and fatigue. As a family caregiver it is important to recognize that early diagnosis is important to ensuring that your loved one gets the care and management that they need to cope with this disease effectively. Beyond that, there are special considerations that must be made if you are a caregiver for a senior woman who is living with this disease.

Senior Care Huntington Beach CA - Are There Special Considerations for Women Suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis?

Senior Care Huntington Beach CA – Are There Special Considerations for Women Suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis?

While psoriatic arthritis can and does occur in both men and women, the disease must often be approached differently in women than it is in men. Some of these considerations include:

• Depression. People living with psoriatic disease are more prone than others to experience depression. This is particularly true for women. Depression can diminish your parent’s quality of life and even lead to reduced physical health, cognitive functioning, and functioning. Be aware of the symptoms of depression and be prepared to help your senior loved one address and cope with them if they do develop them.

• Metabolic syndrome. Women are at greater risk for developing a condition referred to as metabolic syndrome. This can affect the body’s functioning in various systems and result in serious health complications.

• Cardiovascular disease. Women are already at higher risk than men of developing cardiovascular disease, and those who are living with psoriatic arthritis are at even greater risk. It is important to understand the strain on their heart and how you can help them to lower this risk and protect their health as they cope with this disease.

Starting senior care for your aging loved one can be one of the best ways for you to ensure that they get all of the care that they need while also encouraging them to pursue a high quality of life as they age in place. A senior home care services provider can be there with your parent on a customized schedule to ensure that their needs are met and their individual challenges and limitations are addressed in the way that is right for them.

By being with them when they most need them to be, this care provider can ensure that you are able to remain as directly involved in their care as you can be while filling care gaps and supporting your parent’s ongoing independence and autonomy.

There are many ways that this care provider can do this. Safe and reliable transportation ensure that your parent is able to go to the places they want to go and do the things that they want to do without relying on you. Assistance with activities of daily living and personal care tasks save time and energy and help your loved one accomplish the things that they need to for a safe, clean, healthy home and body. Highly personalized services mean that your parent will get exactly what they need, when they need it for the best quality of life possible throughout their later years.


If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care Services in Huntington Beach CA, please contact the caring staff at 1Heart Caregiver Services today.

Belina C. Nernberg
Belina C. Nernberg
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of a group of successful companies – 1Heart Caregiver Services, LA Jobs Employment Agency Inc. and Summit Medical Billing Solutions, Inc. As the CEO of 1Heart Caregiver Services, one of the fastest growing in-home care service companies in California, Belina has been responsible for the company’s increased productivity and consistent profitability for more than 12 years. Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 23 years, with 13 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina’s principle-centered leadership and strength in her ability to combine corporate talents pave the way for the company to achieve greater heights. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. In 2013, she was honored with the Los Angeles IMAGE AWARDS – an award given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts and entertainment. In June 2014, she was also awarded the title of Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.” In December 2015, she was also the recipient of the TOPLA (The Outstanding Pilipinos in Los Angeles) Award for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources. 1Heart Caregiver Services is a certified member of CAHSAH and has been featured in Asian newspapers and other media publications all over the United States like Yahoo! News, Google, TV, radio and newspaper online due to its various accomplishments, corporate programs, and contribution to the senior care industry. Belina’s vision remains solid and strategic as the company moves forward in its goal of making a positive difference in the home care industry.

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