A Study On The Treatment Of A Patient On A Widowed 67 Year Old Caucasian Male Who Lives Alone

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This assessment was performed on a widowed 67 year old Caucasian male who lives alone. The patients name is Sean, and he has a diagnosis of above-knee amputation to his left limb, which was secondary to diabetes mellitus. Sean also suffers from a stage II sacral decubitus ulcer. Eleven weeks ago he had an above-knee amputation to L LE due to lack of self-care. Prior to amputation he was capable of achieving his activities of daily living (ADLs) independently. He was previously a carpenter but since losing his wife to cancer 15 years ago, has suffered from alcohol abuse, depression, and is unable to care for himself, cook or clean. Sean 's only daughter Mary is a nurse and lives 2 hours away. She would routinely drive him to see a doctor as he would refuse to do this himself. She also offered for her father to live with her family but he refuses because he doesn’t want to be a burden. The patient has a status post right great toe amputation and has sores on his buttocks and left residual limb. The patient 's daughter believes the sores are caused by poor hygiene, nutrition, and poisoning. Sean reports that he bathes and changes his clothes twice a week, and stays in his wheelchair all day, even sleeping in it on occasion. Following series of hospitalizations due to Sean not taking care of himself, he now lives in a nursing home. Sean has no perceptual, cognitive or hearing impairments but wears bi-focal glasses for reading and distance. Sean has decreased sensation in the

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