Home Health And Pain Management
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).