Elderly 95 year olds don't regenerate cells! So therefore its not a great idea to drag someone who is 95 out all over the country for a dumb social event.
Patient broke her hip, and has history of falls. Is it not better to leave her at home? Especially when she doesn't want to go?
I get so sick of people wanting to push push push, when sometimes its better to stay home reduce your risk of falls, use the wheelchair! Avoid the social hogwash functions. This patient is a very private person, but hates to tell her family no when they invite her to go to social events or outings. Patient also refuses to use a wheelchair in public, I think because she doesnt' want to be seen this way. In her mind she gives the appearance of being a "burden" on others, (its my guess, I don't know for sure why she refuses the wheelchair when out in public).
Ughh, am I so wrong? I just want to reduce risk of falls and at 95, this patient's number one and only goal is not to go to the nursing home. She wants to remain in her home. This is a lady that quit going to church 8 months ago, who has never missed a day of church in her entire life. It shows that she does see the risks involved and wishes to remain at home instead of going out in public.
Does any of this make sense to you? I know I'm rambling and have adrenaline flowing through my veins right now. But I could just scream. People just push way too hard.
If I get to be 95, for Pete's sake leave me in my nice warm cozy home where I'm familiar with my surroundings, DON"T drag me out to social functions where I can fall and that cause me a lot of pain after all the activity for months afterwards.