Care recipient (cr) is frequently constipated

Try: #make sure cr goes to the bathroom when he or she feels the urge to do so holding a bowel movement or gas inside may increase constipation and eventually make it painful to go to the bathroom #take cr for a walk daily or do chair exercises daily #encourage the cr to drink plenty of water and other fluids make sure the cr does not have fluid restrictions from any medical conditions #introduce more fresh fruits and vegetables to the diet #add a stool softener to daily diet or medications if fresh foods aren’t helping

Materials: Fluids fresh fruits and vegetables over-the-counter stool softener

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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

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