Pain Relief Important Advice For Today’s Elderly

Oct 13, 2008

A team of Illinois nursing homes come together to show how to relieve pain for the elderly. A statewide campaign, called Road Of Excellence aims to teach health professionals at more than 400 nursing home how to identify pain in seniors. With 50 percent of pain in the elderly going untreated, health leaders say we should focus on nonverbal indicators to out what they may be suffering from. The Illinois Council On Long Term Care offers the following advice to all elderly persons who suffer from pain, along with tips for their family and friends.

- Be sure to see a doctor if you are suffering from pain. Do not just tough it out and suffer needlessly. Pain is not just a normal part of aging. Your doctor can prescribe medications that will help you overcome this pain and enjoy a higher quality of life. More…