Care recipient (cr) who is temporarily hospitalized is unable to tell family members about events taking place during daily care or treatment

Try: #write a sign and affix it to a wall or bulletin board near the cr’s bed for example ann’s family appreciates your visit please tell us about it in the notebook in the top drawer of the nightstand #decorate the cover of the notebook and put instructions on the front for example anna and her family request that you help her keep track of her progress and activities please write the date and time and a little about what happened during your visit please sign your name thank you very much encourage visitors to note if a doctor or therapy visit occurred while they were present #on the cover or inside front of the notebook list

Materials: 1 spiral notebook several pens 1 very visible sign inviting visitors staff to use the notebook

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: That visitors and friends might like to have such as the cr’s likes and dislikes in terms of foods colors flavors scents activities music and television shows #read the notebook when you visit or have a visitor read it aloud to you from the cr’s room if you need to call in for an update use the notebook along with reports from nurses and doctors to get a clearer picture of what is happening in the course of a day for a hospitalized relative information

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

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