Posted December 06, 2019
in Elderly Care
As your loved one's age, you don't always have time to be there for them. Caregivers are a reliable addition to your support system that can provide everything from health care to...
Please allow our specially trained in-home care team to assist you in remaining safely and comfortably in your own home while managing the progressive, debilitating, life altering effects of MS. Following a comprehensive assessment completed by an experienced RN Care Manager, you will be assigned specially trained caregivers who are supervised and supported by the experienced RN Care Manager who will also provide nursing care as identified in your care plan established by you, your medical team and Fedelta’s RN Care Manager.
Care provided is focused on your individual needs with attention to maintaining safety, independence, comfort, autonomy and providing support. We will address increasing fatigue, progressive difficulty with gait, sensory disturbances and pain. Special attention is paid to maintaining safe optimal participation in daily activities. An individual care plan addressing ways to conserve energy, remain safely mobile, manage bodily functions and sensory changes, and deal effectively with emotional changes is established with modifications made promptly as necessary.
Key aspects of care:
Ongoing RN assessment ensures that necessary safety provisions or physical modifications within the home are made and caregiver reminders and assistance are altered when needed to maintain your highest level of safety, comfort and participation in daily activities of your choice. Reassurance and encouragement provided by each caregiver will support you as you cope with life altering physical and emotional changes.
Specialized care addressing needs of people living with MS includes:
Management of fatigue with schedule adaptations and personal assistance.
Establish and maintain a meaningful relationship with client.
Assessment and sustained management of symptoms impacting safe gait, including: fatigue, balance disturbances, numbness, spasticity, weakness and visual disturbances.
Maintain safety with environmental modifications, use of assistive devices, safety prompts, stand-by or hands-on assistance with walking.
Assistance with prescribed exercise program.
Medication management and education.
Education about and monitoring of progressive symptoms.
Provide reminders/prompts to minimize impact of cognitive changes.
Address pain management issues.
Dietary modifications including: swallow precautions, adequate hydration, constipation prevention.
Assistance with personal care and grooming.
Encouragement, prompts and assistance as needed to maintain participation in meaningful activities as long as possible; making modifications when necessary.
Maintain dignity as progressive symptoms cause increasing physical and emotional distress.
Ongoing communication with medical care team to ensure prompt response to changes in condition in order to prevent ER visits or hospitalization.
Accompany client to health care appointments.
Every day, we hear from happy clients who tell us they're glad they trusted Fedelta with this important decision. We invite you to see what they have to say.