Chronic pain management
Waking up every morning in pain can be overwhelming. Our Physio Co team provides U turn to well being. The program improves the quality of life and ensures maximised ACFI claims for aged care facilities.
What is chronic pain
Pain is a warning system, it demonstrates that there is something not right. Seniors are more vulnerable than the average person to chronic pain. This is true for a number of reasons, including greater joint and muscle wear and tear, other medical conditions and a general decrease in activity levels.
Chronic pain is not an inevitable part of ageing, studies have indicated that as many as 50% of older adults who live in the community and 45% to 80% of those in nursing homes suffer from this problem.
Effective assessment of pain in the elderly can be challenging. It requires an appreciation that such discomfort may present atypically, particularly in the cognitively impaired.
How it affects the elderly
- Negative impact and the quality of life
- Social isolation
- Bad tempered and frustration
- Affects the self esteem
- Confused sleeping pattern
- Cognitive impairment
- Improved quality of life
- Reduced incidence of challenging behaviours
- Reduces depression, anxiety
- Improve mobility and reduces social isolation
- Improves self esteem
- Improves sleep pattern
- Reduce pharmacological use
- More satisfaction for families
- Greater physiotherapy presence to your residential aged care facility at least 4 times per week – as per ACFI funding requirements
- We just need to help seniors with pain. Our work includes
- A comprehensive assessment, characteristics such as intensity, frequency and location of pain
- Creating treatment plans
- Specific type of exercise are tailored to the functional level of the individual
- Quality treatment
- Effective communication with facility managers and care staff to make the program effective