Did you know Pneumonia has an aggregate cost of nearly $10.6 billion for 1.1 million hospital stays? Queen City Elder Care’s expert caregivers are here to lend a helping hand to your loved on who may be suffering from pneumonia or the flu.
Signs of Pneumonia to look out for:
• Fatigue and confusion
• Fever, sweating and shaking chills
• Shortness of breath beyond usual
• Productive coughs
• Chest pain
Queen City Elder Care’s caregivers’ interventions for patients with Pneumonia include:
• Asking the client and observing breathing and lung status on every shift.
• Watch for chest pain when the client breathes or coughs
• Observing increased confusion above baseline
• Note coughing, which increases phlegm
• Electronically document a change in condition to facilitate care coordination.
• Remind the client of signs and symptoms of complications
• Encourage fluid intake and good nutrition especially protein
• Motivational exercises for deep breathing to expand lungs
• Observe nebulizer treatment and note reaction if difficult or challenging
• Medication reminders for nebulizers and other medications
• Gradual resumption of ADLs and energy conservation
• Keep client motivated by telling them the goal is to avoid hospitalization
• Care Coordination Program for Post-Acute Care
If you live in the greater Cincinnati area, call Queen City Elder Care if you know someone that could be susceptible to Pneumonia or Flu (513) 510-4410.
If you or an aging loved one is considering hiring Caregiver Services in Indian Hill OH, please contact the caring staff at Queen City Elder Care today. Serving Cincinnati and Surrounding Communities. Call Us Today (513) 510-4410.
Michele Vollmer is a visionary leader who is perpetually searching for ways to improve, so to remain at the leading edge of the home care industry.She has served in the healthcare industry since 1989, including pharmaceutical and home health sales, as well as hospice sales and sales management.