Our goal is to improve or maintain your, or your loved one’s quality of life during your stay in long-term care and includes ensuring your dignity and comfort. Effective pain management is important to overall health and well-being; ineffective pain management can lead to unnecessary suffering and can affect quality of life.
In order for us to maintain your comfort, it is crucial that we assess and treat your pain appropriately. This may include ensuring you have the right medications to manage your pain.
You are the expert when it comes to your pain, and your report of pain is the most accurate. But if you cannot tell us, our staff will assess for indicators of pain.
Nursing staff will assess for pain upon your admission; when you report pain; prior to, during and after a procedure/treatment; and quarterly.
If you have questions about pain management and your medications please ask your physician, nurse practitioner or nursing staff.