December 2007, Volume 37 Number 12 , p 62 - 63
Beeber, Anna Song RN, PhD
Anna Song Beeber is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Nursing where she specializes in gerontological nursing and community care of older adults.
LAURA MATHEWS, 82, was attending church when she started to feel dizzy. Admitted to the hospital, she was diagnosed with a stroke. She's recovering well and will be discharged in a few days. Because she has some difficulty walking and needs help with her personal care, her daughter Rita is worried about how she'll manage after discharge.
A widow, Mrs. Mathews lives alone, 20 miles from Rita, who works full-time. She'd benefit from long-term-care (LTC) services , which include many types of services, paid or unpaid, in many settings for people who need help with activities of daily living. 1 How do you help her get the services she needs?
As a nurse, you not ...