For those, unfamiliar with ADLS, living in poverty, it is a different story.
For those unable to navigate those treacherous waters around and access to a doctor, we may hit a snag. Many physicians are unavailable in the wee hours. For this reason, a family member is wise to have a Pain Management Kit on hand, with standing orders. Some of us may want to be given doctor's orders to delegate medications to a family member.
Many of our seniors are of the stoic generation, where pain is a normal part of living. This is not the case in end-of-life care.
A nurse, through the LHINs ad CCAC, can be called to do pain assessment and pain management . The care plan should have this plan in mind.