Care recipient (cr) shouts or strikes out while receiving care

Try: #stop what is being done when aggression begins immediately and safely #make eye contact listen carefully and stand still with a calm manner let the cr express pain anxiety fear concern for safety or whatever else may be triggering aggression #check to see that the cr’s immediate physical needs are met sometimes aggression signals the onset of illness hunger thirst loneliness or grief #speak slowly gently and reassuringly reward the cr with praise when aggressive behavior stops #when a cr has begun showing aggression make a plan for addressing it and share it with all caregivers #make sure the needs of a caregiver who is treated aggressively are met at the very least the person may want to talk #put the behavior in perspective

Materials: Patience and kindness response plan and caregivers

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: Aggressive episodes may appear as part of a stage of illness if they continue or worsen with time psychiatric care may be required

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

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