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Jane suffered a fall and broke her hip prior to coming into the home. She has lost confidence and is worried about falling again.She is fully recovered from her hip joint repair and is fully mobilised.She uses one walking stick.On some days she finds it difficulty to initiate walking which she finds very frustrating.
To maintain Jane’s mobility. To avoid trip hazards.
Ensure that there are no trip hazards in Jane’s bedroom. Offer to accompany Jane on days when her walking is difficult.
Jane has Parkinson's Disease which makes it difficult for her to swallow tablets. Most of her medication is therefore given in syrup or soluble form. On days when she is agitated she may refuse her medication. In these instances it is best to withdraw and try again..
For Jane to receive the maximum therapeutic effect from her prescribed medication..
RGN to administer all of Jane's prescribed medication.If refused, withdraw and try again later. Monitor for therapeutic or side effects and report to GP.
Jane has no problems in this area. She is able to make her needs known and is able to request changes in her physical environment.
To maintain a stable body temperature and to ensure that Jane is comfortable at all times.
Provide Jane with a warm and well ventilated environment. Ask Jane if she is comfortable and encourage her to request any changes she may require.
Jane suffers from mild asthma and has a history of recurrent chest infections with bouts of bronchitis in the winter months for which she requires antibiotics. At present her chest is clear.
To maintain good respiratory health.
Ensure that Jane’s bedroom is warm and well aired avoiding draughts. Be observant of Jane if she develops a persistent cough when she will need to see the doctor. Be aware that Jane can show signs of confusion when she has a chest infection
Jane has Parkinson’s Disease and is fully able to communicate her needs. She has asked that all staff call her Jane. She wears spectacles for reading and wears a hearing aid in her right ear. On the days when she experiences problems with her mobility she can be anxious and agitated.
To maintain effective communication.
Ensure that Jane’s hearing aid is operating efficiently. If she is experiencing anxiety take time to chat to her and give reassurance.
Jane is a Christian and enjoys services and hymn singing. She has expressed a wish to be cremated. She has a caring family who will make all arrangements for care at the end of life.
To carry out Jane’s wishes.
Inform Jane’s family of all changes in her health. Consult them for further information regarding wishes for any treatment that may be offered.
Jane is fully continent. She has a history of diverticulitis and is prescribed movicol to maintain regularity.
To prevent a flare up of diverticulitis.
Monitor frequency of bowel action and inform RGN or GP if this becomes abnormal.
RGN to administer movicol.
Jane requires assistance with some aspects of hygiene from one carer. She likes to shower every other morning. Jane has very dry skin which requires application of emollients once a day. She wears dentures.
To maintain high standard of hygiene
Provide one carer to assist Jane with hygiene. Offer her a shower or a wash daily in her ensuite. Assist with application of emollient to her back and legs after her wash. Offer to manicure finger nails as necessary. Offer to make appointments for hairdressing and chiropody as necessary.
Jane suffers with Parkinson’s Disease. Her cognitive abilities are unaffected but on days when she experiences difficulty with mobility she may become anxious and agitated. She enjoys company and looks forward to visits from her family.
To maintain stable level of mental well being.
Spend time chatting to Jane and encourage her to mix with other residents. Offer reassurance if she is agitated.
Jane has Parkinson’s Disease and has difficulty with swallowing. Jane likes most food and fruit but prefers to avoid hot or spicy dishes. She most enjoys a cup of tea and a slice of sponge cake.
To ensure that Jane receives optimum nutrition to maintain stable weight.
Ensure Jane receives a soft diet. Encourage a high fruit and fluid intake to avoid constipation. Be aware of choking hazard. Weigh monthly.
Jane’s skin is intact and she has no pressure sores. Her skin is very dry and requires application of emollient.
To maintain skin integrity and to prevent pressure sores occurring
Inspect skin daily and report any signs of redness to RGN. Apply emollient to back and legs daily.
Jane is able to maintain her own safety.
To maintain a safe environment for Jane.
Ensure there are no trip hazards such as loose carpet or wet floor.
Jane usually sleeps well. She is not prescribed sedation. She likes to retire at 9pm after a warm drink. She regularly wakes at 3am but is able to go back to sleep until 7am
To enable Jane to sleep well
Offer Jane a warm drink before she retires. Check two hourly during the night. Encourage Jane to call when she wakes in the middle of the night and offer a chat and a drink.
Jane is a solicitor’s wife and has spent all her life living in Guildford. She was a primary school teacher. She is a widow and has three children, a son and two daughters. They all visit Jane regularly and are very caring. Jane is a Christian and enjoys services especially the hymn singing. She enjoys the company of other people and joins in activities in the lounge during the day. She enjoys board games, especially Scrabble and is good at completing crosswords. She likes to go to her room after tea to watch television.
To ensure Jane’s social needs are met and that she enjoys her life here in the home.
Ensure Jane has received her newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” every day. Keep Jane informed as to the entertainment and activities on offer for the day. Facilitate visitors at any time. Offer to play a board game with her. Talk to Jane about her family.