Arthritis

If you’re 65 or older and aren’t sure if you can afford visiting nurse or rehabilitation services in your home, you may have options. Medicare will pay for short-term, intermittent skilled care from a certified home care agency, such as Atlantic Home Care. To qualify, you must have a physician order, be home-bound and have a condition requiring the skills of a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist. Medicare may also cover medical social work services, which can help you obtain community resources, a nutritionist or certified home health aide. Atlantic Home Care will verify your insurance coverage for you and will make the referral process as easy as possible. Call us at 973-379-8472 today.


Arthritis Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 

Arthritis Support Group
Arthritis patients can receive mutual education and encouragement.
Fourth Tuesday of every month; 10:30 to 11:30am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
This group meets from March through December.
For more information, please call 973-831-5367.


Arthritis Articles

Cimzia Approved for Inflammatory Arthritis

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first sanctioned treatment for adults with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), a type of arthritis.

Nr-axSpA causes inflammation in the spine, There is no visible damage seen on x-rays, so it is referred to as non-radiographic, the FDA explained in a news release.

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Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman's disease, but elderly men are also prone to bone loss -- even though they often aren't treated for it, a new study finds.

Among men and women aged 80 and older, women were three times more likely to get osteoporosis treatment, researchers reported.

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