Care recipient (cr) is agitated or physically confrontational

Try: The caregiver should remain calm if the cr is getting agitated or has become physically confrontational the cr may be agitated in response to something that happened or is happening around him or her for example noise activity temperature encourage the cr to move away from what is causing the distress into a quiet area and ask suggest the cr tell you slowly what is going on so you can understand if the cr is having trouble calming down keep a calm quiet controlled voice to help him or her calm down offer praise for anything that shows controlled behavior for example it it’s smart of you to take a few deep breaths and just relax for a few minutes or i appreciate you explaining how you feel to me don’t stand directly in front of the agitated cr stand to the side and increase distance from the cr if the cr cr’s agitation is increasing give the cr space while you keep an eye on the situation from a distance when the cr is calm you can ask what caused him or her to get upset or you can move onto something else find a neutral subject that the cr likes such as sports or a television show or redirect the cr cr’s attention to another activity

Materials: Quiet area

Categories: Communicating, Emotional Psychological, Safety, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Verbal Communication, Good Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory

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

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