Brief patient history
Elizabeth is an 84-year-old patient who is nearly blind. She has been bedridden since she had a stroke two years ago. She lives with her 88-year-old husband, who is very hard of hearing. Their two children live out of state. Various nieces and nephews look in on the patient and her husband, but the husband insist he can look after his wife himself, and the patient wants only her husband to take care of her. Concerned that the couple may be struggling, one of their nieces calls their daughter, who calls an ambulance immediately due to her motherâ€™s condition. In the ER, the patient is diagnosed with urinary incontinence, a Stage lll decubitus ulcer on her right hip, and a Stage lv decubitus ulcer on her coccyx. She is 30 pounds underweight and cannot remember her last meal . She is also diagnosed with, scabies, and her gums are soft and bleeding. Her fingernails are long and covered with dried feces. The patient has been admitted to you unit.
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