The physiotherapist has been asked to see Mr Thomas regarding his respiratory secretions. They also spoke to Mrs Thomas to assess Mr Thomas’ level of physical activity before he got sick. Prior to his illness Mr Thomas was an active member of his household and community and would walk most places as he did not trust his eyesight to drive.
Since the onset of his current illness he has not been able to maintain his normal level of activity.
At present he is not agitated and a treatment plan is drawn up to include:
- Getting out of bed and into a chair
- Progress to walking short distances with supervision
- Progress to longer distances with supervision
- Progress to walk increasing distances without supervision
- Chest physiotherapy
It is noted that compliance may be an issue if he becomes agitated again.