Palliative Care in Assisted Living

Mrs. M is a 92-year-old woman residing in an assisted living community. Her medical history includes hypertension, gout, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, hypothyroidism, and melanoma with invasion into the parotid gland; she has had removal of a lesion and a parotidectomy with nerve involvement impacting the 7th cranial nerve. Her medications include oral levothyroxine, 100 μg daily; oral vitamin D, 1,000 units daily; oral probenecid 500/colchicine, 0.5 mg daily; oral lisinopril, 5 mg daily; oral furosemide, 20 mg daily; oral duloxetine, 60 mg for depression; oral carvedilol, 6.25 mg twice a day; oral aspirin, 81 mg daily; oral acetaminophen (Tylenol), 1,000 three tim es daily; and oral lansoprazole (Prevacid), 30 mg daily.
Source: Caring for the Ages - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news