Instructed to elevate lower extremities whenever sitting or lying to promote venous return, thus decreasing/preventing edema.
Instructed to post important telephone numbers, including MD, Home Health Agency, Friend/Relative and 911 for any emergency.
Instructed in the necessity of having an emergency evacuation plan, and available community resources if required.
Instructed in proper skin care, focusing on areas prone to abnormalities.
Instructed in safe transfers, using proper body mechanics to avoid injury.
Instructed in a safe, hazard free enviroment, to keep clear pathways, remove scatter rugs, and provide adequate lighting.
Instructed to gradually increase activity as tolerated, taking rest periods to avoid overexertion.
Instructed in safe ambulation, using assistive device as indicated to avoid injury.
Instructed to take all medications at the times indicated. Instructed to read the label and follow your health-care provider's instructions.
Instructed to keep medications in their original containers. Instructed to check the label before you take any medications.