Care recipient (cr) often complains of stiffness in joints

Try: Encourage the cr to try doing some light exercises on a regular basis encourage the cr to move in ways that reduce the stress on joints encourage the cr to avoid staying in one position that puts weight on the joints if the cr gets too tired when exercising suggest that he or she stop suggest that the cr learn when to stop and rest by paying attention to his or her body encourage the cr to learn how to move while also saving energy

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Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

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

Keywords: Joints exercise stiffness gross motor coordination fine motor coordination

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

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