Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. Problems associated with pain:
- Multiple medication use
- Impaired balance resulting in falls
- Difficulty in walking affecting activities of daily living
- Impaired transfer status
- Muscle weakness secondary to self-imposed activity limitations
- Social withdrawal which may lead to depression
- Impaired overall activity of daily living status
What You Can Expect From the Home Health Program:
Proper pain assessment as well as appropriate interventions is very essential in managing pain. Pain management will allow improvement in:
- Daily activities
- Quality of life
- Improvement in range of motion
What You Can Do to Aid in the Recovery Process:
- Participate with therapist in pain questionnaire
- Actively follow your therapy plan.
- Participate in the “home exercise” program given to you by your therapist while you are not in therapy.
- Report any worsening of, or development of, any of the above side effects.
- Maintain good nutrition and hydration to promote healing.
- During visits, encourage your loved one to perform all activities that they are physically able to do(report any changes in condition as needed).