Our goal at Pine Acres is to optimize pain relief in order to maintain or improve the individual’s level of function and/or to enhance quality of life.
Whether you call it discomfort, an ache, hurt or soreness, continuing pain can affect you in many ways. It can impede recovery from an illness or surgery or keep you from being active, from sleeping well, from enjoying family and friends and from eating. Pain can usually be controlled with medication as well as non-medication approaches. Pain is not something “we just live with.” As part of the assessment process at Pine Acres, we consider pain the “fifth” vital sign along with temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
Our active Pain Management Program includes assessment, intervention and educational components and addresses both acute (sudden or sharp) and chronic (ongoing) pain.