Percentage of patients who have less pain when moving aroundWhat It Means
Home health staff should ask if you are having pain at each visit. If you are in pain, you (or someone on your behalf) should tell the staff. Efforts can then be made to find and treat the cause and make you more comfortable. If pain is not treated, you may not be able to perform daily routines, may become depressed, or have an overall poor quality of life. Pain may also be a sign of a new or worsening health problem.
Why It Is Important
If you have less pain, it may mean that the home health agency is doing a good job in asking about and treating your pain.