Care recipient (cr) has weak muscles on one side of his her body

Try: Try to learn cr’s prescribed exercises so you can help him her if necessary cr may also feel more motivated with an exercise partner try to realize that cr may take longer to move around allow extra time to get places encourage cr to use prescribed assistive devices such as a walker or cane they help cr stay safe and independent you may notice decreased sensation in affected limbs monitor cr’s skin for pressure points from splints look for areas of redness and breakdown make sure cr follows any recommended sleeping positions that are best for the affected limb s

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

Information: With the claims medicare processed to make sure he she or medicare weren’t billed for services or items he she didn’t get encourage cr to check his her receipts and statements early , the sooner cr sees and reports errors the sooner they can be corrected or fraud can be stopped

References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Muscle weakness paralysis hemiparesis hemiplegia

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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