Care recipient (cr) is experiencing chronic pain and medication is insufficient or unavailable or cr desires an alternative

Try: # ask the cr to rate pain on a scale of 1 through 10 with 1 representing a little pain and 10 representing the worst pain # tell the cr you would like to try some relaxation exercises to try to help him or her with the pain # have the cr sit in a comfortable place # ask the cr to close eyes and relax # ask the cr to take a deep break and slowly exhale # ask the cr to remember or imagine a comfortable place and to describe it prompt the to give as much detail as possible what does it look like how do you feel there are there other people there what are the other sights sounds smells etc #invite the cr to enjoy being in that place and when the cr is ready to open his or her eyes # ask the cr to rate pain again # tell the cr that the place whether a real imaginary or a memory can be visited whenever the cr needs a break from stress or pain

Materials: Comfortable seating calming music

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware

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

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