Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
How Does Pain Impact Your Senior’s Daily Life?
National Pain Awareness Month occurs every September, reminding you and your senior that managing pain properly can help more than a little bit. Chronic pain is a huge problem for millions of people, including seniors. Pain is not just a side effect of growing older, either. Your elderly family member doesn’t have to spend every day of her life in pain. Hire 24-hour home care providers to make things easier for them during their difficult times.
Chronic Pain Affects Every Part of Your Senior’s Life
It’s important to realize that chronic pain is more than just painful. It impacts every aspect of your senior’s life, including moods and mental health. Getting a handle on chronic pain as much as she can is going to offer tremendous benefits overall to your aging family member’s quality of life. That task might feel like an overwhelming one for her, though, so it’s important to try to find multiple solutions to make it easier.
Develop a Care Plan with Her Doctors
Your elderly family member’s doctors are the first step in sorting out ways to manage her chronic pain. They may be able to recommend activities, therapies, and more that assist in dealing with your senior’s pain. Your elderly family member may have to try more than a few things to find out which works best for her over time.
Find Ways to Treat Chronic Pain
Beyond the activities recommended by your senior’s doctors, she may find other ways to manage chronic pain. Improving her sleep is one possible solution, but that can be tricky since pain can make sleep more difficult. Managing stress is another possible solution. Some of the things that might stress your senior out, beyond her health, could be the daily tasks that are becoming more difficult. Hiring home care professionals to assist with those tasks can relieve her of some of her stress.
Put Solutions in Place to Help at All Hours with 24-Hour Home Care Services
It’s also important to remember that pain doesn’t just stop when your senior heads to bed. In fact, pain may make it more difficult for her to fall asleep or stay asleep. Having help from 24-hour home care providers can give your elderly family member help she needs at night to manage her pain effectively. 24-hour home care services also mean that you can sleep well knowing that your senior is in good hands.
Over time, hopefully your senior finds a full plan that works well to manage her chronic pain. Continue working with her medical team and other therapists to ensure that her care plan is still working for her. And if she needs more help, 24-hour home care services can continue to be there for her assisting her with anything that is becoming more of a challenge.
Keeping up with managing chronic pain effectively can feel frustrating for your senior. Depending on the cause of her pain, she may find that what works well on some days doesn’t work well every single day. That’s why having more than a few tools in her toolbox can be such a huge help.
If you or an aging loved one are considering 24-Hour Home Care Services in Nashville TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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