Care recipient (cr) gets agitated when dining with a large number of people

Try: Give the cr advance notice of the meal several minutes in advance let the cr become acquainted with you before directing a request to the cr let the cr know what is going to happen before starting by prompting with gestures and words however do not touch the cr let the cr start his or her meal before the room gets too crowded ask the cr to sit at a table near the door but in a chair facing away from the door this way there is a quick exit option if the cr gets over stimulated having the cr face away from the door lessens the chances of seeing how many people are coming through the door make sure you give the cr choices such as what to eat or drink to provide a sense of control of the situation be sure to praise the cr for successful mealtimes without agitated behavior

Materials: Table and chair near the door of the dining room

Categories: Emotional Psychological

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

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