Scenario: Family An 83, year old woman is recovering from pneumonia. She has Alzheimer’s disease and has become increasingly hostile and unmanageable in the home setting. Her 65, year old daughter is distraught about the idea of placing her mother in a long-term care facility but feels she is not able to care for her. What is your role in this situation? How might you help the daughter with her decision? What information would you give the daughter?
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My Role in the Situation
My role is to gather enough information concerning Alzheimer’s disease and how to care for a person suffering from the disease. I will help the patient’s daughter identify available options for the mother by evaluating the resources at their disposal towards palliative care. Coming up with different options will make it easy for the daughter to decide on her mother’s care during her last days. Taking the daughter through the advantage and disadvantages of each available option to help her make an informed choice not only for her mother but also for herself. According to Meiner and Yeager (2018), having a care plan is very important as it helps prevent family conflicts when caring for a patient. I will support the daughter in creating a written plan that specifies the roles of those involved in the care of her mother.