Many seniors experience pain for a variety of reasons. Some deal with pain due to injuries or mobility problems. Others are dealing with pain as a symptom of a more serious medical condition like cancer. It is why in our home health care services in Chicago, Illinois and in other locations, we help our senior clients manage pain through therapy and skilled nursing.
Chronic pain affects our seniors’ daily life and overall quality of life, which makes pain management essential in providing elderly care. We want to share with you some ways how to manage pain:
- Engaging in physical therapy
Physical therapy can include exercises that can ease back and joint pains. Moreover, there are exercises that can improve a senior’s range of motion, strength, and balance.
- Taking needed pain medications
Taking pain-relieving medications is an effective way of managing pain. However, mismanagement of some medications, like opioids can lead to adverse health conditions, even addiction. Our home health care services in Morris, Illinois include skilled nursing. Our nurses can provide medication management to reduce the risk of overdosage or addiction.
- Complementary approaches
Complementary approaches to managing pain include taking herbal supplements, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, and massage. Experts advise that before considering these alternatives, consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first. For our home health care services in Houston, Texas, you can talk to our medical social worker to connect you with community resources that may help relieve pain.
At Home Quality Care offers home health care services in Northwest Indiana and our other locations. We aim to help seniors manage their pain and live their days independently and comfortably in their homes.