After an injury or illness, it may be hard to manage pain. Often, living with chronic pain is physically and mentally demanding, leading to complications and reduced quality of life. Sometimes it may not seem like there’s help. Yet, most people can see improvement with the right type of care and support. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we offer an assisted living community that strives to reduce pain and improve your quality of life. To learn more about our assisted living options, please reach out to our team today at 833.497.4390.
Living with Chronic Pain Doesn’t Have to Happen
Many older adults deal with chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis, debilitating injuries, lack of mobility, or poor recovery after an illness. When you face this type of intense pain daily, you may be unsure what you can do about it. Pain medications are one option, but often they stop working or come with too many side effects.
For some people, physical therapy can help. That may not seem possible. After all, your pain worsens when you are moving. However, those living with chronic pain can often see improved muscle strength and tone, better function of joints, and overall a stronger core can help reduce pain. It doesn’t have to hurt to get to this point. However, you do need to reach out and start working with a therapist as soon as possible. Doing so sooner may allow for more improvement and rehabilitation.
Who may need help with chronic pain?
- Those who are recovering from surgery
- People with joint pain or immobility
- Those who are struggling due to disease, especially those impacting the nerves
- Individuals who are recovering from a stroke
- People who are recovering from a long hospital stay
If you’re experiencing chronic pain after one or more of these situations, getting help can significantly improve your quality of life.
Getting Help for Chronic Pain at Home
While many of our senior living community members seek support in our assisted living community, our team can also come to you and provide help through physical therapy at home. We do this as a part of our home health care services. With your doctor’s guidance and a full assessment, we can create a plan for managing your chronic pain.
That may include developing a physical therapy program to help you. It may also involve using alternative types of pain relief, such as the use of hot and cold therapy, massage, and acupuncture. Some people also see benefits from improving their diet or focusing on weight management goals. Our team can work closely with you to find the right combination of care for your needs.
Getting Help Living with Chronic Pain in Our Community
For those who are looking for relief from pain by minimizing some of the tasks they have to do at home, consider the value of moving into an assisted living community like Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City. Here, you gain access to professionals who can help you manage the tough jobs that may cause you pain. This includes preparing meals, keeping up with the housework, and other tasks. Choose the type of services you need and work with our team to get care in place.
Take a closer look at the programs we offer that could help you:
- Medication management
- Respite care services
- Hospice care services
- Meals on Wheels support
- Occupational Therapy program
It’s always best to work to improve your quality of life. Here, we can do that by providing educational, arts and crafts, and socializing opportunities. You don’t have to give up because of the pain. You need some help limiting its impact.
Make Life the Best It Can Be at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City
If you are living with chronic pain, many of life’s tasks may be holding you back from enjoying your time. It may be time to reach out for help to reduce some of the struggles you have, including your pain levels. Learn more about our team at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City and the extensive physical therapy and rehab services we offer. Call us now at 833.497.4390 or reach out online to learn more about our senior living services.