When your loved one isn’t ready to keep going with other treatments for her ailments, it might be time to bring in elder care providers to help with a variety of issues. One of the ways this type of help can be most helpful to your loved one is through pain management.
They Can Assess Your Loved One’s Pain
Even if your loved one can verbally express that she’s in pain, she may not be able to share the details of that pain. That can cause your loved one to get only a portion of the pain relief that she truly needs. Experienced elder care providers are able to get to the full picture of your loved one’s pain, however, assessing it to the closest degree possible.
They Have Specific Training with Pain Management
These types of care providers are able to differentiate your loved one’s current level of pain, but they’re also able to recognize non-verbal cues, such as noises and degrees of restlessness that all indicate that your loved one’s pain levels may be more severe than previously recognized. That degree of training means that even the smallest signs and symptoms are addressed.
They Work with Your Loved One’s Medical Team
Your loved one’s medical team can’t be there with her all the time, unfortunately. Your loved one’s elder care providers can serve as a liaison between your loved one and you and her doctors. This takes some of the pressure off of you, as well, letting you focus on doing what you can for your loved one with the time that you have left.
They Can Help You and Other Family Members Find a Plan that Works
Not every pain management plan is going to be a winner right out of the gate, sadly. The best pain management plans require a bit of tweaking to get them to the point where they work well for you and for your loved one as well as for the rest of the family. With their experience and training, your loved one’s elder care providers are able to spot what’s not working and find the right solutions.
Having the help that you need from elder care providers when your loved one is in pain is what hospice services are all about.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering elder care in Easton, PA, please contact the caring staff at Serenity Hospice today. Call (215) 867-5405.
A veteran of providing quality healthcare, Michael has served with distinction in a variety of leadership capacities for nearly two decades, notably as administrator for several Skilled Nursing Facilities in New Jersey. Known as an innovative and solution-oriented individual, Michael has his finger on the pulse on new trends and concepts in providing quality care.
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