Care recipient (cr) has a breathing problem and is anxious because he she never gets enough oxygen

Try: Suggest that cr consider trying one of the many relaxation techniques anxiety will cause cr’s muscles to tighten up however relaxing will help cr’s muscles relax if cr can find some effective relaxation techniques or activities enjoyable hobbies he she may be able to widen his her respiratory passages decreass chest pain and strengthen his her immune system try discussing hobbies that cr would like to do try going through the local newspaper to see if there are some community events activity programs or volunteer activities cr would enjoy if he she lacks motivation to get involved in something offer to go with cr and do the activity with him her try suggesting that cr go on the internet and join a chat group that interests him her cr might also enjoy playing cards or other games online by him herself or with others like bridge or checkers

Materials: Local newspaper

Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with breathing problems by staff writer no date

Keywords: Anxiety oxygen stress relaxation hobbies

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

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