Transition to Pro Nursing
June 23, 2013
Nursing Process Paper
The family I will be assessing consists of four people living in the household. First is the grandmother who is 99 years old, her daughter who is 77 years old, and her son who is 50 years old and finally his son who is 17 years old. The grandmother of this family came to live in this household 6 years ago after she was unable to live by herself anymore. The mother of this house lived here with her husband until he passed away 4 years ago. Her son and grandson have always lived with them as well. He is a single dad and has raised his son alone for the past 10 years.
This is a Caucasian family living on a very limited fixed income. The …show more content…
Give her someone to listen to her needs and try to make her feel better. This can be done by asking family for help and schedule people to visit regularly during the week. Long term goals for this nursing intervention would be that patient is no longer feeling hopeless and is not depressed. Short term goal for risk of falls would be that patient has a clear walkway to ambulate in her home. Also that she has the proper equipment such as a walker and her eyeglasses are the correct prescription. A long term goal would be that the patient is no longer at risk for falling and has someone to assist her at all times when walking so she does not fall. This patient is a very elderly woman and is need of a great deal of support and medical care. For her to achieve a healthy and happy lifestyle she does need these issues to be addressed. It is a lot of work for just one caregiver to manage on their own so family and nursing care should be resourced. Also proper medical care needs to be addressed to assure that her physical and mental needs are assessed and