Five Ways Home Health Care Can Develop and Implement a Pain Management Plan

Five Ways Home Health Care Can Develop and Implement a Pain Management Plan

Living with chronic pain is not easy. It can drain your senior significantly and leave her feeling as if her life is nothing more than one pain-filled day after another. It’s vital to find a way to help her to find effective pain management that works for her. Working with home health care services can offer options that might not have been available to your senior otherwise.

Assessing Pain on an Individual Level for Your Senior

No one person reacts to painful situations in the same way that other people do. Pain is highly individualized and needs an individualized plan to manage it. Home health care providers are able to assess your senior’s pain levels and work with her doctors and specialists to put a comprehensive plan together.

Bringing in Additional Therapies as Needed

There may be other therapies that could benefit your senior in managing her pain, like occupational therapy or physical therapy. Home health care providers can coordinate these services and be there to support your senior as well. They can also help with doing recommended exercises in between sessions. 

Educating Your Family and Your Senior about Pain Management

It’s important that you and everyone involved in your senior’s care understand what pain management is and how it helps your elderly family member. Understanding the plan helps as well. The more information that you all have, the easier it will be to give your senior the help that she needs.

Advocating for Your Senior with Her Healthcare Team

There may be times when your senior’s healthcare team don’t all agree about what she needs and what might help her. Having an advocate that is in her corner is a huge benefit for your senior. Her home health care providers can do that for her.

Assisting with Other Needs

There is a lot more that is involved in pain management, too. Your senior may have difficulty with daily tasks due to pain. That might mean that home health care providers assist her with mobility, with bathing, and with meals. There may be other ways that they can assist her, too. 

Managing pain can be complicated, especially if your elderly family member feels that she has tried all of the options that are available to her. Home health care providers may be able to find the right pain management plan for your senior’s situation, improving her quality of life immensely.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home health care in Draper, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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