South Park – San Francisco, California

$500.00

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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Description

About the Client:
We are a devoted and supportive family committed to providing the best possible care for our beloved family member who is courageously battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Our primary focus is to ensure his comfort, independence, and quality of life as he faces the progressive challenges of this condition.

Project Overview:
We are seeking experienced nurses who are compassionate and knowledgeable in ALS care to provide comprehensive support for our family member with ALS. This project entails a 6-month contract, with the potential for extension based on his evolving health needs and the progression of his symptoms.

Responsibilities:

Provide continuous respiratory care to support the patient’s breathing, including the use of non-invasive ventilation (e.g., BiPAP) and monitoring for respiratory complications.
Offer assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and feeding, to support the patient’s independence, comfort, and dignity.
Implement nutritional support interventions to ensure adequate nutrition and hydration, including the use of feeding tubes if necessary, and monitoring for signs of malnutrition or dehydration.
Utilize and manage communication aids and devices to support the patient’s ability to communicate as the disease progresses, including speech-generating devices, eye-tracking technology, and other assistive communication tools.
Collaborate closely with the patient’s medical team, including neurologists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists, to coordinate care, optimize treatment strategies, and address emerging needs and challenges.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in neurology, palliative care, or home healthcare.
Proficiency in respiratory care techniques, including the use of non-invasive ventilation, suctioning, and respiratory monitoring, to support the breathing needs of patients with ALS.
Strong understanding of ALS pathophysiology, symptom management, and progression, including knowledge of assistive devices and communication aids to support the patient’s functional abilities and quality of life.
Ability to provide comprehensive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and feeding, to support the patient’s independence, comfort, and dignity.
Excellent communication skills and a compassionate demeanor, fostering trust and rapport with patients and their families, and collaborating effectively with interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Patient Case:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Patient: 50-year-old male

Condition: The patient is living with ALS, characterized by progressive muscle weakness, respiratory difficulties, and impaired communication. He requires comprehensive care to manage symptoms, maintain quality of life, and support his functional abilities as the disease progresses.

Care Plan:

Continuous Respiratory Care: Provide continuous respiratory care to support the patient’s breathing, including the use of non-invasive ventilation (e.g., BiPAP), monitoring for respiratory complications, and managing airway clearance techniques to prevent infections and ensure adequate oxygenation.
Assistance with ADLs: Offer compassionate assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and feeding, to support the patient’s independence, comfort, and dignity, adapting care approaches as his needs evolve.
Nutritional Support: Implement nutritional support interventions to ensure adequate nutrition and hydration, including the preparation of meals that meet his dietary needs, use of feeding tubes if necessary, and monitoring for signs of malnutrition or dehydration, ensuring the patient maintains optimal health and strength.
Communication Aids: Utilize and manage communication aids and devices to support the patient’s ability to communicate effectively as the disease progresses, including speech-generating devices, eye-tracking technology, and other assistive communication tools, ensuring he can express his needs and maintain social connections.
Collaboration with Medical Team: Work closely with the patient’s interdisciplinary medical team, including neurologists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and palliative care specialists, to coordinate care, optimize treatment strategies, and address emerging needs and challenges, ensuring comprehensive and compassionate care for the patient and his family.

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20