Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California

$500.00

Spinal Cord Injury with Limited Mobility

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Description

Client Overview:
We are a supportive family seeking assistance for our 50-year-old loved one who has experienced a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia. Our family member requires specialized care and support to manage the challenges associated with their condition, including assistance with catheterization, pressure sore prevention, and adaptive equipment for mobility. As their family, our primary goal is to ensure that they receive the necessary assistance and resources to maintain their health, independence, and quality of life. We are seeking skilled nursing assistance to provide comprehensive care and support tailored to their unique needs and preferences.

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 50-year-old family member with a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia. This role involves assisting with catheterization, pressure sore prevention, and providing adaptive equipment for mobility to promote their health, independence, and well-being.

Responsibilities:

Catheterization Assistance: Provide skilled assistance with catheterization procedures to ensure our family member’s urinary continence and prevent complications related to bladder management. Utilize proper sterile techniques, catheter care protocols, and infection control measures to minimize the risk of urinary tract infections and promote their urological health and comfort.
Pressure Sore Prevention: Implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers and skin breakdown in our family member with paraplegia. Conduct regular skin assessments, repositioning techniques, and pressure relief strategies to alleviate pressure points, maintain skin integrity, and prevent the development of pressure sores, fostering their overall comfort and well-being.
Adaptive Equipment Provision: Evaluate our family member’s mobility needs and recommend appropriate adaptive equipment and assistive devices to enhance their independence and mobility. Assist with the selection, fitting, and use of wheelchairs, mobility aids, and other assistive technologies that support safe and efficient movement, facilitating their participation in daily activities and social interactions.
Education and Training: Provide comprehensive education and training to our family member and their caregivers on catheterization techniques, pressure sore prevention strategies, and proper use of adaptive equipment. Empower them with knowledge and skills to effectively manage their care needs, recognize potential complications, and take proactive measures to promote their health and well-being at home.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, to ensure coordinated and holistic care for our family member. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to share information, discuss care plans, and address any emerging needs or concerns, ensuring they receive the best possible support and outcomes.
Family Support: Offer emotional support and guidance to our family as they navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with a spinal cord injury. Provide encouragement, resources, and referrals to support groups or community organizations that offer assistance and camaraderie to individuals and families affected by similar conditions, fostering resilience and mutual support within the family unit.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in spinal cord injury care, rehabilitation nursing, or home healthcare.
Proficiency in assisting with catheterization procedures, pressure sore prevention techniques, and provision of adaptive equipment for individuals with paraplegia or spinal cord injuries.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide compassionate care and support to individuals and families facing physical disabilities and mobility challenges.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injuries, promoting their independence, dignity, and well-being in their home environment.

Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Woman with Spinal Cord Injury and Paraplegia

Patient: 50-year-old woman

Condition: The patient is a 50-year-old woman with a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia, requiring specialized care and support to manage the challenges associated with her condition, including assistance with catheterization, pressure sore prevention, and adaptive equipment for mobility.

Care Plan:

Catheterization Assistance: Provide skilled assistance with catheterization procedures to ensure the patient’s urinary continence and prevent complications related to bladder management. Utilize proper sterile techniques, catheter care protocols, and infection control measures to minimize the risk of urinary tract infections and promote her urological health and comfort.
Pressure Sore Prevention: Implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers and skin breakdown in the patient with paraplegia. Conduct regular skin assessments, repositioning techniques, and pressure relief strategies to alleviate pressure points, maintain skin integrity, and prevent the development of pressure sores, fostering her overall comfort and well-being.
Adaptive Equipment Provision: Evaluate the patient’s mobility needs and recommend appropriate adaptive equipment and assistive devices to enhance her independence and mobility. Assist with the selection, fitting, and use of wheelchairs, mobility aids, and other assistive technologies that support safe and efficient movement, facilitating her participation in daily activities and social interactions.
Education and Training: Provide comprehensive education and training to the patient and her caregivers on catheterization techniques, pressure sore prevention strategies, and proper use of adaptive equipment. Empower them with knowledge and skills to effectively manage her care needs, recognize potential complications, and take proactive measures to promote her health and well-being at home.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and holistic care for the patient. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to share information, discuss care plans, and address any emerging needs or concerns, ensuring she receives the best possible support and outcomes.
Family Support: Offer emotional support and guidance to the family as they navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with a spinal cord injury. Provide encouragement, resources, and referrals to support groups or community organizations that offer assistance and camaraderie to individuals and families affected by similar conditions, fostering resilience and mutual support within the family unit.

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20