Care recipient (cr) is breathing rapidly wringing hands pacing or talking in distressed tones physical needs appear to be met

Try: #when a cr is agitated approach slowly and use a calm quiet voice if the cr recognizes you try a gentle touch on the arm #once the cr responds to you verbally or physically try asking in short simple sentences what is happening what the cr is feeling etc some cr cr’s may respond better to questions that offer choices do you feel angry or do you feel sad is the feeling like a heavy stone or something scratching inside #if 3-way lights are on click to a lower setting as glaring lights may be stimulating #keep talking in a soothing voice #if a light touch is allowed try rubbing the cr’s hands and forearms gently with the scented massage oil or lotion #limit noise by turning off the tv and radio and closing doors and windows to the outside #play music the cr enjoys if it is welcome or try playing ocean or rain sounds

Materials: 3-way light bulbs soothing music or recordings of nature sounds scented massage oil or lotion

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: n/a

References: n/a

Keywords: n/a

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.