Diocesan Health Facilities’ pain management program was instituted to deliver optimum relief and elimination of acute or chronic pain for our residents, regardless of age, illness, or mental health status. A comprehensive pain assessment begins upon the resident’s admission and continues throughout the duration of their stay. Medically advanced assessment tools allow us to provide comfort and care to cognitively impaired residents.
Through specialized training and continuing education, the pain management staff cares for the most complex needs of our residents. All nurses are educated in the use of intravenous drug therapies to administer pain-relieving medications as prescribed by physicians. Our holistic approach to pain relief encompasses non-drug techniques and proven therapies, including therapeutic touch, relaxation, music, meditation, nerve stimulation, and physical therapy.