Lakeview, New Orleans, Louisiana

$500.00

Multiple Sclerosis Patient with Fatigue, Bladder Dysfunction, and Cognitive Impairment

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Description

Client Overview:
We are a supportive family seeking assistance for our 35-year-old loved one who is living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Our family member is experiencing significant challenges related to fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment, which impact her daily life and overall well-being. As her family, our primary goal is to ensure she receives comprehensive care and support to manage her symptoms effectively and optimize her function. We are seeking skilled nursing assistance to provide medication management, rehabilitation therapies, and support for managing symptoms to enhance our loved one’s quality of life and independence.

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 35-year-old family member living with multiple sclerosis (MS). This role involves providing medication management, implementing rehabilitation therapies, and offering support for managing symptoms to promote our loved one’s well-being and optimize her function in daily life.

Responsibilities:

Medication Management: Collaborate with our loved one’s healthcare providers to assess her medication needs and develop a tailored medication management plan to address her symptoms related to multiple sclerosis (MS), including fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. Monitor medication efficacy, side effects, and interactions, and adjust dosages or medications as needed to optimize treatment outcomes while minimizing adverse effects.
Rehabilitation Therapies: Implement evidence-based rehabilitation therapies to address our loved one’s functional impairments and promote her independence and quality of life. Coordinate physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy interventions to address her mobility challenges, activities of daily living (ADLs), and communication difficulties, focusing on maximizing her functional abilities and minimizing disability.
Symptom Management: Provide comprehensive symptom management interventions to address our loved one’s MS-related symptoms, including fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. Utilize non-pharmacological approaches, assistive devices, and lifestyle modifications to alleviate symptoms, improve her comfort and well-being, and enhance her ability to engage in daily activities and social interactions.
Family Education and Support: Offer guidance, education, and emotional support to our loved one’s family members as they navigate the complexities of caring for someone with multiple sclerosis (MS). Provide training on symptom management techniques, rehabilitation strategies, and communication strategies to empower family caregivers in meeting our loved one’s needs effectively and confidently, while also attending to their own well-being and managing caregiver stress and burnout.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with our loved one’s healthcare team, including physicians, neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to share information, discuss care goals, and address any emerging needs or concerns, promoting continuity and effectiveness of care delivery.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess our loved one’s symptom severity, functional status, and response to interventions to evaluate the effectiveness of care strategies and identify areas for adjustment or modification. Use standardized assessment tools, functional assessments, and patient feedback to monitor changes in her condition, optimize her care plan, and enhance her overall well-being and quality of life.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in neurological nursing, rehabilitation nursing, or multiple sclerosis (MS) care.
Proficiency in medication management for MS-related symptoms, including fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment, with knowledge of pharmacological treatments and their indications, dosages, side effects, and interactions.
Experience in implementing rehabilitation therapies, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, to address functional impairments and promote independence in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with individuals living with MS, their families, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to promoting the well-being and independence of individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS), supporting them and their families with sensitivity, respect, and dignity.

Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Woman with Multiple Sclerosis

Patient: 35-year-old woman

Conditions: The patient is a 35-year-old woman living with multiple sclerosis (MS), experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment, which significantly impact her daily life and functional independence.

Care Plan:

Medication Management: Collaborate with the patient’s healthcare providers to assess her medication needs and develop a tailored medication management plan to address her symptoms related to multiple sclerosis (MS), including fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. Monitor medication efficacy, side effects, and interactions, and adjust dosages or medications as needed to optimize treatment outcomes while minimizing adverse effects.
Rehabilitation Therapies: Implement evidence-based rehabilitation therapies to address the patient’s functional impairments and promote her independence and quality of life. Coordinate physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy interventions to address her mobility challenges, activities of daily living (ADLs), and communication difficulties, focusing on maximizing her functional abilities and minimizing disability.
Symptom Management: Provide comprehensive symptom management interventions to address the patient’s MS-related symptoms, including fatigue, bladder dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. Utilize non-pharmacological approaches, assistive devices, and lifestyle modifications to alleviate symptoms, improve her comfort and well-being, and enhance her ability to engage in daily activities and social interactions.
Family Education and Support: Offer guidance, education, and emotional support to the patient’s family members as they navigate the complexities of caring for someone with multiple sclerosis (MS). Provide training on symptom management techniques, rehabilitation strategies, and communication strategies to empower family caregivers in meeting the patient’s needs effectively and confidently, while also attending to their own well-being and managing caregiver stress and burnout.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the patient’s healthcare team, including physicians, neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to share information, discuss care goals, and address any emerging needs or concerns, promoting continuity and effectiveness of care delivery.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the patient’s symptom severity, functional status, and response to interventions to evaluate the effectiveness of care strategies and identify areas for adjustment or modification. Use standardized assessment tools, functional assessments, and patient feedback to monitor changes in her condition, optimize her care plan, and enhance her overall well-being and quality of life.

 

Total Budget: $305,683.20