Nursing Assistant Duties for Victims of Paralysis
Nursing Assistant Duties – A sudden and traumatic blow to the spine that damages the associated nerves can result in a spinal cord injury causing paralysis. The break means that important communication between the brain and the spine can no longer occur. It will affect various muscles, both voluntary and involuntary. Those injuries are quite serious and, depending upon the location of the injury, significant disability will result. There can be partial or full paralysis resulting in the loss of function of limbs and organs. With the loss of function and feeling, these patients very often need help to care for themselves.
Various levels of paralysis include tetraplegia or quadriplegia that affects the arms, hands, lower body, legs and pelvic organs. It impairs all of the trunk, lower limbs and some organs. Obviously, it extremely specialize the health requirements of these patients. These are closely tied to the organs most affected in that patient. These patients often experience respiratory issues, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and pressure or bed sores. They also experience bowel and bladder dysfunction.
Proper care for the paraplegic patient includes:
- Following a healthy diet and managing your weight.
- Keeping congestion at bay with good posture in your wheelchair, coughing regularly and drinking plenty of fluids.
- Being turned regularly in bed to prevent bed sores.
- Every individual with SCI can take benefit from some type of exercise since immobility slows blood circulation and can set the stage for blot clots. Talk to your doctor to find the right exercise program, even breathing exercises.
- Blood-thinning medications, leg pumps and special stockings, can help improve circulation and prevent fluid buildup.
Understandably, about 45 percent of those with paralysis will need personal assistance with some daily activities. Naturally, those with more severe injuries will need more severe assistance. They may need personal care assistance. Such as getting in or out of bed, managing bowel and bladder issues, bathing and dressing. Also, they will likely need someone to drive to do their errands. As well as they have need to shop and cook their meals and clean their homes.
As paralysis victims age, those with serious disabilities when they were younger will need even more care. Those who had lower levels of injury may need help as they get older as well due to pain or fatigue. They often do not have the strength to perform the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing and grooming. Our aides have skill in personal care and are on site to remind the patient that they must take their prescriptions. The home health aide also makes sure that the environment is clean by doing light housekeeping and laundry.
Nursing Assistant Duties for Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Residents of New Jersey
More and more paralysis victims are opting for care in the comfortable surroundings of their home. This is especially the case for the elderly who are often too frail to move successfully. Royal CareGivers’ in-home care providers are able to focus specifically on providing care to paralysis victims. They are monitored by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who understand how to treat the specific conditions related to paralysis and improve the quality of life.
When home healthcare becomes necessary, Royal CareGivers provides skilled home health aide services for the elderly in their home. A nurse is always available and would be happy to discuss your case with you.
When you face the challenge of finding the best in home care provider to help care for the emotional and physical well-being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will want to be confident that you are making the right choice.
At Royal CareGivers, extraordinary service is what sets us apart from other companies who provide in home health care services. Whatever your care needs, we are there for you, always striving to exceed your expectations.
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