Care recipient (cr) lashes out at caregiver (cg) by hitting biting scratching and spitting

Try: #you should first and foremost consider your own safety step back or leave the room if necessary #don’t argue try to distract and redirect cr’s attention to something pleasant #try to discover if there is a reason behind the aggression cr may be going through a personality change this may result in the loss of inhibitions and impulses #cr may also be having emotional or physical discomfort some emotions that could trigger discomfort include feeling insecure threatened angry or tired #cr could be frustrated about something but are unable to communicate these emotions in a socially acceptable way #stay calm and try to keep cr calm comfortable and feeling safe and secure #offer cr something to eat or drink cr could just be hungry or thirsty and is unable to relay this need #keep a log to see if there is something or someone that triggers these emotions try to find a way to eliminate or minimize the causes

Materials: Place of retreat journal and pen

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Maximum Supervision, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory

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

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