Rheumatoid arthritis, unlike osteoarthritis, is an autoimmune disease. It can cause joint pain, inflammation, redness, and stiffness. In addition to localized symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis can also cause systemic symptoms such as fevers, muscle pain, weakness, and fatigue. While some people enjoy long-term remission periods, others experience chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms. If you have severe rheumatoid arthritis and are unable to care for yourself or your home, consider the benefits and interventions that a senior in-home care services professional can provide.