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As a nurse, my role is to first understand the daughter’s concerns about placing the mother in a long-term facility. I would then assume the role of an educator as well as an advocate by asking questions about the daughter’s concerns. My questions to the daughter will be in a non-judgmental approach which will create a conducive environment for her to bare her concerns.
I would then transcend to the role of an educator by addressing any concerns she has about long-term facility. I would educate her on how long-term facilities help patients who have certain diseases and how the staff members are trained to handle such situations as well as, helping the patients have the best of life. I would also educate her about the available resources at long term facilities which cannot be seen at home because she already feels she cannot take care of the mother by herself. I will further explain to her on how long-term facility can keep her mother safe from getting loss since one of the biggest issues with Alzheimer’s patient is forgetting things and directions. I will also educate her on the type of care provided by the long-term facilities; daily activities such as bathing, dressing, feeding e.t.c
I would go ahead to provide list of long-term facilities that are of good standard. I would provide her with materials/information that contains the best financial/ insurance packages that can help with financial cost because that can also be a factor for concerns.
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An assisted living facility is an ideal place for this individual. The goal is for him is to continue to have autonomy in his life decisions. I can only imagine how losing his wife must make him feel but it is a good thing he wants to remain independent, and it shows. The alternative result of his wife’s death could have turned complicated, and he may have become depressed and unwilling to care for himself. However, with wanting to live alone, he wants to still have the capability of being independent to perform his daily activities and maintain his privacy. The facility can encourage his freedom. However, when he needs assistance, this facility can accommodate it. He will get help with transportation and meal preparation. This can ease his inabilities to cook or drive. In his own home, he was alone in an unsafe environment which can increase his risk for abuse. If his health were to deteriorate suddenly, isolation would increase his chance of morbid outcomes. The facility can provide help to any decline in health with emergency resources available. Also, the facility provides him with other people of similar ages and interests. Therefore, promoting social interactions rather than isolation. It will help him to remain active, like new hobbies perhaps, and build new relationships with other people.