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August 30th, 2016
National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month


September is National Arthritis Awareness Month, a disease that affects millions of Canadians. With proper treatments and medications many people who suffer from arthritis can live without any or very few effects of this disease. Unfortunately, arthritis is very aggressive and in some cases can be completely debilitating.


Arthritis is something that affects many Canadians, and not just those in their golden years either. September is National Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to shed some light on a few facts and figures surrounding arthritis, and how Premier Homecare supports its arthritic clients.


Here are some quick facts about how arthritis affects Canadian’s:


  • It might seem high, but 1 in 6 Canadians over the age of 15 have arthritis, a ratio that increases as ages trend older. That works out to 4.6 million Canadians. By 2036 this number is estimated to grow to 7.6 million Canadians, which works out to 1 in 5.
  • Each year, arthritis costs the Canadian economy an estimated $33 billion in lost productivity and healthcare. By the year 2031, this figure is estimated to reach more than $67 billion.
  • Arthritis is one of the most debilitating diseases in Canada. It ranks first among women and third among men when compared to other causes of disability.
  • Women are more afflicted with arthritis than men. Two out of three Canadians that suffer from arthritis are women.
  • Over the course of the next generation, a new case of osteoarthritis will be diagnosed every 60 seconds.


These stats may project a bleak outlook, but as the disease progresses, so does the research and the treatment.


At Premier Homecare Services, our generalized and specialized services are designed to make life easier for all of our clients. Regardless of any specific type of illness like Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or Diabetes many of our clients also suffer from arthritis.


In addition to the latest medicine and treatment techniques, reputable companies like Premier Homecare Services have staff with experience working with people suffering from a variety of diseases such as arthritis. As a result, they are able to assist them, make their lives easier, and create environments that foster their independence.


Things like housekeeping and meal preparation can be arduous for someone suffering from arthritis, and when combined with other diseases daily tasks can be nearly impossible to navigate.


For more information about how Premier Homecare Services can help you or a loved one with arthritis contact us today:416-350-7234.

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