Recipient's Husband Aids: A Case Study

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MARTIN, Shelia (Recipient Husband Aide), was interviewed by BEEKMAN, Kiana and HICKS, Howard (MFCU Investigators). REYNOLDS. Everette, (Recipient’s Husband) was also present at the interview. MARTIN and REYNOLDS (Recipient’s Husband) were advised of the purpose of the interview and voluntarily provided the following information in regard to REYNOLDS, Sydney (Recipient). REYNOLDS (Recipient) and her husband own their home and reside together in Milford, VA. REYNOLDS (Recipient) has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, COPD, Lung Cancer and Degenerative Bone Arthritis. Her current Primary Care Provider (PCP) is Dr. Raphael Hernandez. He can be reached at (540) 374-5200. REYNOLDS (Recipient) is able to feed herself, but requires assistance with other Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) to…show more content…
During this time, REYNOLDS (Recipient) PCA was INGRAM, Allison, who is also employed by the Sharon Johnson Group. She also receives hospice services from Medi Home Health and Hospice, which is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. That day, INGRAM was not present, and MARTIN had observed REYNOLDS (Recipient) exhibiting signs of excruciating pain. REYNOLDS (Recipient) was bent over, breathing heavily, holding herself saying, “Oh Lord.” MARTIN asked REYNOLDS (Recipient) if she was in pain, and she said “yes.” MARTIN called hospice and reported what she had observed with REYNOLDS (Recipient) to on-call nurse, DIEUGENIO, Erica (Hospice Nurse). During the call, MARTIN asked about the morphine kit that hospice had placed in the home for REYNOLDS (Recipient) because she has Cancer. Upon receipt of MARTIN’s report, DIEUGENIO instructed MARTIN to obtain the morphine kit and authorized MARTIN to give REYNOLDS (Recipient) 2.5 mil liters of morphine. She was told to use the medicine dropper for an accurate measure and place the morphine underneath REYNOLDS (Recipient)

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