A Nurse can provide a pain assessment and assist a person and the primary care giver with identifying medication management problems and solutions such as patient education on medication need, dose timing, physical reminders, and medications with fall implications.
A Nurse can provide other pain management techniques such as anti-inflammatory medications, distraction, mobility and heat.
A Nurse can implement exercise strategies such as interest in tai chi and other tailored home exercise regimes.
A Nurse can work with a person to identify problems such as social isolation, health needs and housing-related concerns that feel overwhelming.
A Nurse can generate multiple solutions and evaluate the outcome. A nurse can work with the Occupational Therapist to assist to design home modifications for a safer and more functional home environment.