Care recipient (cr) is hugging excessively

Try: Accept a hug from the cr upon greeting and saying goodbye and keep them short if the cr tries to hug longer than is comfortable consider setting a timer and explaining that when the timer goes off it’s time for the hug to end if the cr initiates a hug at other times throughout the day gently ease away and remind him or her that you will accept a hug when it’s time for you to leave discuss appropriate times to hug others socially

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Social, Some Supervision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Hugging affection appropriate behavior inappropriate touching socializing

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

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