The percentage of home health episodes of care where a doctor's orders included treatment to monitor and control a patient's pain, and the home health team gave that treatment.
When a patient has uncontrolled pain, the home health team contacts the patient’s attending physician and new orders are obtained for pain management.
The team also offers education with medications for pain at every visit.
Additionally, our patients are given non-drug interventions for pain in a "Getaway in a Bag." The bag includes includes opportunities for relaxation, aroma and guided imagery therapies, as well as a squeeze ball and cuddly item for general comfort.