Arthritis

Ailments that involve sore or swollen joints.  Symptoms may also include redness, joint pain, stiffness and restricted motion.  Various types of Arthritis include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid and Gout.

More Common Terms

  • Meals on Wheels A volunteer organization that provides routine nutritious meal delivery for homebound older adults unable to provide meals for themselves. Also known as mobile meals.
  • Age Restricted Communities A housing area or development, often gated, that restricts ownership and residency to individuals who are over a set age. These communities are set up to accommodate older adults.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A professional trained and certified to provide health services including technical nursing services, administration of medication, and changing of dressings.

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