French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

$500.00

Elderly Patient with Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain

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Description

Client Overview:
We are a supportive family committed to providing care for our 80-year-old loved one who is living with osteoarthritis. Our family member experiences chronic pain in her knees and hips, which significantly impacts her quality of life and ability to perform daily activities. As her family, our primary goal is to ensure that she receives the necessary medical care and support to manage her osteoarthritis effectively and maintain her function and independence for as long as possible. We are seeking skilled nursing assistance to provide specialized care and support for our loved one, including pain management, physical therapy, and assistance with mobility aids.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nurse to join our caregiving team on a contractual basis, with a focus on providing specialized care for our 80-year-old family member with osteoarthritis. This role involves pain management, physical therapy, and assistance with mobility aids to help her maintain function and independence.

Responsibilities:

Pain Management: Implement effective pain management strategies to alleviate our family member’s chronic pain in her knees and hips. Assess pain intensity, administer appropriate pain medications as prescribed, and utilize non-pharmacological interventions such as heat therapy, ice packs, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to optimize pain relief and improve her overall comfort and well-being.
Physical Therapy: Coordinate and facilitate physical therapy sessions to help our family member improve her strength, flexibility, and mobility. Develop personalized exercise programs targeting the muscles around her knees and hips, focusing on range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and functional activities to enhance her physical function and reduce pain.
Assistance with Mobility Aids: Provide assistance and guidance to our family member on using mobility aids such as canes, walkers, or assistive devices to support her mobility and maintain her independence. Ensure proper fit and technique for using mobility aids, and offer training on safe and effective use to minimize the risk of falls and injuries.
Education and Empowerment: Offer education and empowerment to our family member on self-management strategies for managing osteoarthritis and chronic pain effectively. Provide information on joint protection techniques, energy conservation strategies, and lifestyle modifications to help her optimize her function and independence while living with osteoarthritis.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with healthcare providers, including orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, to ensure coordinated and holistic care for our family member. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to provide updates on her condition, discuss treatment options, and adjust care plans as needed, ensuring she receives the best possible care and support tailored to her individual needs and preferences.
Family Support: Offer support and guidance to family members involved in providing care for our loved one with osteoarthritis. Provide education on caregiving techniques, communication strategies, and accessing community resources and support services, promoting their well-being and resilience while caring for their loved one.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in orthopedic nursing, pain management, or rehabilitation nursing.
Proficiency in providing pain management, physical therapy, and assistance with mobility aids for individuals living with osteoarthritis and chronic joint pain.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide compassionate support to individuals and families facing chronic pain and mobility challenges.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals living with osteoarthritis and supporting their families in managing the challenges associated with the condition.

Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Elderly Patient with Osteoarthritis

Patient: 80-year-old woman

Condition: The patient is an 80-year-old woman living with osteoarthritis, experiencing chronic pain in her knees and hips, requiring specialized nursing care and support to manage her condition effectively and maintain her function and independence.

Care Plan:

Pain Management: Implement effective pain management strategies to alleviate the patient’s chronic pain in her knees and hips. Assess pain intensity, administer appropriate pain medications as prescribed, and utilize non-pharmacological interventions such as heat therapy, ice packs, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to optimize pain relief and improve her overall comfort and well-being.
Physical Therapy: Coordinate and facilitate physical therapy sessions to help the patient improve her strength, flexibility, and mobility. Develop personalized exercise programs targeting the muscles around her knees and hips, focusing on range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and functional activities to enhance her physical function and reduce pain.
Assistance with Mobility Aids: Provide assistance and guidance to the patient on using mobility aids such as canes, walkers, or assistive devices to support her mobility and maintain her independence. Ensure proper fit and technique for using mobility aids, and offer training on safe and effective use to minimize the risk of falls and injuries.
Education and Empowerment: Offer education and empowerment to the patient on self-management strategies for managing osteoarthritis and chronic pain effectively. Provide information on joint protection techniques, energy conservation strategies, and lifestyle modifications to help her optimize her function and independence while living with osteoarthritis.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with healthcare providers to ensure coordinated and holistic care for the patient. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to provide updates on her condition, discuss treatment options, and adjust care plans as needed, ensuring she receives the best possible care and support tailored to her individual needs and preferences.
Family Support: Offer support and guidance to family members involved in providing care for the patient with osteoarthritis. Provide education on caregiving techniques, communication strategies, and accessing community resources and support services, promoting their well-being and resilience while caring for their loved one.

 

Total Budget: $305,683.20