Need Help w/Home Heath care

  1. Hello,
    I'm new to this site and I hope that I'm posting in the proper place?
    My grandmother is hospice and I'm hoping that I'll be able to get some help here. There is so many family members coming in and out and everything is getting very confusing.
    We are looking for a charting system to use so that showers can be logged, meds given, meal prep. and so forth. The hospice we are using uses a computer program so I guess i have to make my own paper charting system. Any ideas as to what I put on it? Or where I can see an "example" chart ?
    Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   kids
    If you PM me your email address I will send you a sheet in Excell format...all you will have to do is write the things to be in one column and the person who does it initials on the date they did it.

    I also have a med sheet in Excell, will send it also.
  4. by   lscott
    wow! Thank You!
    I wasn't sure if I'd get a reply so quickly.
    Thank You so much, you have no idea what a pro-chart means to all of us!!

    My e-mail is

    lscott00@attbi.com

    Thanks again!
    Lisa
  5. by   kids
    Willtry to get it out tomorrow night.
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    You can also get a black and white copy book from the dollar store. Use that as a journal for everyone to record what happened during their time with Grandmom. I find that helps many familes in homecare/hospice.

    11/29/02:
    10AM Grandmom took meds. ATe only 1/2 breakfast. Aide here to bathe and made bed. Red skin on back---I called Hospice nurse. Sue

    2PM

    Hospice RN called said to apply lotion to skin and encourge her to change position every 2 hours-- she will visit tomorrow. Refused to eat but drank milkshake. Paul

    10PM
    Grandmom ate large bowl of spagetti with meat sauce at 8PM. Rubbed back. Helped her to Bathroom. Took bedtime meds. Insists on having light off in bedroom--cracked door so can see bathroom. Tell the nurse GM is having cramps in legs, I massaged them with some help. Jane


    Hope things work out. Ask for a family meeting with Hospice RN to discuss some of your concerns I've found that the best way to improve communication along with med/treatment chart.

    PM me if needed and I will send chart too if kids not received yet.
  7. by   lscott
    Hi Karen,
    We've been doing the notebook thing like you said.
    It seems to be that....... not all are reading my communication log because apparently there having difficulties w/ paragraphs.!
    No, I'm kidding...I'm getting crabby w/ all this and I obviously have to have a chart if I'm to be in this situation for the next 4 months. I'd really appreciate it if you would send one, if you have one around ???
    =)

    I'm thinking along the terms of something like this....
    (wanna help me fill in the blanks ?)

    haha
    =)

    PERSONAL HYGEINE

    SHOWER / TUB BATH
    Self
    Partial
    Assist

    SHAMPOO
    Self
    Partial
    Assist

    Perineal Care
    Oral Care/Dentures
    Lotion

    MEDICATION
    Self
    Assist
    Administered
    P.R.N.

    AMBULATION
    Independent
    Cane/Walker
    Wheelchair

    You understand, I think!??

    Take care !
    =)

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