Sunday, January 9, 2011

Case Study #13 IADLs

Here is a couple today who are awaiting placement in long-term care.
Wife:
  •  85 years old
  • hard of hearing
  • congestive heart failure
  • Cannot use the oven without supervision
  • Has no transportation to appointments, therapies or for errands
  • Needs to visit the optometrist.
Husband:
  •  91 years old
  • Diagnosed with dementia (which is getting quite advanced) and depression.  
  • Shows signs of jealousy (to female staff/volunteers) and paranoia.  
  • Celiac disease (gluten allergy)
  • No local family support.  
  • Needs to visit the dentist.
What roles should various home care provides fulfill while they live in limbo like this, unable to complete their IADLs?

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