Meet the Client: Mrs. Loretta Rusk
Mrs. Loretta Rusk, a 75-year-old client, is discharged from the hospital after suffering a cerebral vascular accident (CVA), often referred to as a stroke. Mrs. Rusk lives with her elderly husband who is in good health. The primary healthcare provider has prescribed home health skilled nursing visits and home health aide visits 3 times per week. The home health nurse makes the first home visit to assess Mrs. Rusk and establish the plan of care.