Care recipient (cr) has a negative self-image and negative view of the current life situation

Try: Take time to listen to cr talk and show that you care reassure cr that these feelings are normal and part of the aging process that everyone goes through talk to the cr like you would to any other adult avoid condescending and judgmental language this will not make things better for the cr make good eye contact and smile use positive non-verbal communication and voice tone including cr in discussions and decision making may provide him or her with a sense of control and improve self-image address any concerns or issues that you can with the cr help cr make an appointment to get hair cut and styled or get a makeover help the cr pick out some new clothes coordinate clothing in the closet so that it is easy to wear matching outfits a pen can be used to label matching items with a number letter or symbol ensure that cr has enough personal hygiene items available use them on a regular basis help cr find activities or groups that provided enjoyment in the past encourage cr to take up new hobbies or try something that he or she has always wanted to do

Materials: Phone book pen

Categories: Emotional Psychological

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Keywords: Low self-esteem lacking confidence insecure

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

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