Pain Management

Many older patients experience pain. The GENESIS program has identified ways to help reduce patients' pain.

To reduce pain, the GENESIS program:

  • Offers back rubs
  • Helps patients practice deep breathing
  • Provides warm soaks or ice packs
  • Repositions the patient
  • Uses music therapy
  • Provides low, appropriate dosages of pain medication, if necessary
  • Uses pain medications with the lowest side effect profile
  • Educates nurses on how to assess pain in patients with delirium or dementia

For more information about the GENESIS program, please call 401-793-3162.