Assessing Chronic Pain in the Cognitively Impaired
When residents experience pain, it can affect their lives in every way from eating to sleeping and even simple movements. Caregivers commonly rely on residents to report their pain, but some residents, like those who suffer from dementia, are unable to communicate verbally.
Under these circumstances we need to use other methods to help assess the pain. In this educational video, we will:
Define pain, so that it is easier to identify when it is present
Help you understand how to use your skills to recognize and assess pain in your residents
44% of all long term care residents have experienced some form of abuse in their long term care facility. Resident Abuse can take many forms, from obvious rough handling to more subtle acts like ignoring a resident's request for care. Abuse is inhumane and illegal, but most of all: it is preventable.
Caring for your residents is your top priority. Residents and their...