For many senior adults, visits to the emergency department becomes more common as they age. From falls to compromised immune systems, or heart attacks or other cardiac events. Sometimes, seniors or other adults do not realize the severity of certain symptoms and issues go ignored and become emergency situations. We have all heard stories or experienced such situations.
It often feels like a whirlwind when you get to the emergency department – you wait, someone comes in to do an assessment, maybe some treatment is given depending on the nature of the visit and then you are either discharged or admitted into a hospital bed.
Many of our clients have shared stories of feeling overwhelmed and unsure of the next steps. It is important that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Questions you can ask include:
• What is my diagnosis?
• What treatment did I receive while in the department?
• What prescriptions do I need changed or added?
• Are there any side effects that I should be aware of?
• What follow-up visits do I need to schedule with a specialist or family physician?
• Do I require any special care?
If you or your loved one has recently spent time in the emergency department, now may be the time for you to consider getting assistance in seeking out services of experts who can help you navigate the complexities of BC’s health care system. A highly personalized service can ensure that all care needs are being addressed and not leave you second guessing yourself.
To find out more about the type of supports available to help make your loved one comfortable and ensure that the care plan you have in place is optimized, contact us at Axiom Care Solutions.
Our goal is to reduce stress from uncertainty and allow you to focus on your daily lives without trying to piece together all the details to ensure your loved one is taken care of and to prevent the risk of another hospital visit because something was missed.