If you are searching for in-home care or home health care in the Dallas – Fort Worth TX area, you may be surprised to learn of important ways it can help local seniors with non-medicated pain management. Care Mountain is a local Dallas – Forth Worth TX area home health agency with extensive experience helping local seniors manage pain. While some clients use/need medication as needed for pain, this article focuses on the most common successes we have had managing pain that doesn’t depend on medication.
A highly experienced in-home care caregiver, or home health care caregiver, such as those from Care Mountain can be a non-medicated enabler of pain reduction for their clients thorough physiological, psychological, sociological and spiritual means. For the home health caregiver to have any meaningful impact in any of these areas though, he/she must be an ideal “fit” for that particular client.
Care Mountain has been using a proprietary matching process for the last 15+ years that has been very effective matching each client up with their ideal caregiver fit. No matter how experienced and reputable a caregiver is, they will likely be far less effective helping a client they are not the ideal fit for. Client and caregiver matching is essential, versus just throwing a caregiver in with a client to see how it goes.
Aiding an elderly client with healthy nutrition and exercise are two main physiological factors that can help better manage pain through a healthier body. A caregiver can provide access (i.e.; transportation and /or meal preparation) to sources of healthy nutrition that a client would otherwise have limited or no access to. Also, we have found elderly tend to eat better when they have companionship at the meal table. Many clients dealing with pain are often dealing with an episodic or chronic health condition that diminishes their willingness and/or confidence in exercising. Most though, have been more apt to exercise with the encouragement and sense of safety they get from the companionship of an experienced caregiver at their side.
The main way caregivers help clients manage their pain through psychological health is by enabling a positive attitude in their client. When an elderly person in pain is home alone with not much else to occupy their thinking, the thought of pain tends to get most of their attention. The more they think about that pain, the bigger it seems to get. The home health caregiver enables a redirection of their thoughts into more comforting areas of thinking, thus minimizing their perceived pain and allowing a more positive attitude to develop. Redirecting happens through healthy conversation/companionship and activity. Activity that allows the client to get out of their home is a great way to give one’s mind a respite from their attention to pain. A skilled caregiver though, will know how to adapt all client activity in a way that doesn’t end up reminding the client of what he/she doesn’t want to be reminded of – pain. Also, when a caregiver is successful in these areas, it makes the caregiver visit an event the client looks forward to, which provides a positive redirection of client thought even when the caregiver is not there.
The main sociological impact the caregiver has on an elderly person’s pain management is by helping them establish a strong network of support apart from the caregiver. This can entail helping the client get established with other sources of companionship in the community, support groups, educational opportunities and set up other with community resources for such things as transportation and nutrition.
We certainly respect the role spirituality may or may not play in each client’s life. For those with deep seated spiritual beliefs, matching them up with a caregiver having similar beliefs serves as a powerful enabler of leveraging the clients faith and spirituality in pain management!
Those in the Dallas – Fort Worth Texas area searching for the cost of in-home care, cost of home health care, cost of home care, cost of 24 hour in home care and/or cost of live in care are well advised to consider the benefits of having a caregiver capable of aiding in non-medicated pain reduction/management. Successful non-medication dependent pain management will likely result in significant cost savings with your health care expenditures over time!!!
If you have visited lately anyone of these wonderful places in the Dallas – Fort Worth Texas area, then it is likely you could also benefit from the non-medicated pain management support of an experienced home health care agency caregiver from a company like Care Mountain while you continue your recovery: Omni Spine Pain Management Clinic Dallas, North Dallas – Texas Pain Relief Group, Dallas Pain Consultants, Texas Pain Physicians, Baylor Scott & White Centers For Pain Management, Interventional Spine & Pain & Pain Management Doctors, Pegasus Pain Management Clinic, Pain Management of North Dallas, Pain Treatment Clinics, Keller – Texas Pain Relief Group, Cornerstone Pain Management, Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine, American Pain & Wellness, Texas Pain Relief Group – Arlington, The Pain Management Center of Texas, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, The Pain Relief Center, North Texas Center for Pain Management, Trinity Pain Medicine Associates, Beach Pain Center, Advanced Pain Solutions, DFW Pain & Injury Centers, DFW Regenerative Medicine, Principal Spine & Pain Consultants, Texas Pain Relief Group – McKinney, Regional Pain Care Center, Addison Pain & Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Pain Institute, Southlake Pain Physicians, Arlington Pain & Therapy, Thrive Pain Management, Chronic Pain Relief, Advanced Medical Pain & Rehabilitation Center Flower Mound and Pain Treatment Institute.