Lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 5 million people around the globe. Symptoms vary from mild to severe but can affect multiple body systems. Although the disease is well controlled in some people, others experience serious complications that can be disabling or even life-threatening.
If you suffer from lupus and have problems with mobility or cognition-especially if you developed the condition late in life-and aren’t able to function without assistance, you may need help from others. But if don’t have family or friends available to help you, your doctor may order a visiting nurse or another health care professional to come to your home to provide services and monitor for complications. Read on to learn more about home health care if it’s a care option you’re considering. [Read more…]