Grief and isolation may affect self-care

Try: Establish a regular time for meals offering food the cr likes pay extra attention to safety issues in the home offer soothing showers and help with brushing teeth to encourage personal care if grief is causing a lack of interest in grooming or hygiene help the cr keep in touch with family members through visits or phone calls make sure medications are being taken or used according to direction talk about the person who has died if the cr wants to talk listen to the cr without being judgmental let the cr talk about death if it’s a concern don’t shut the cr down

Materials: Comfortable home environment sympathetic caregiver willing to listen contact with family members near or far medical supervision

Categories: Bereavement, Communicating, Emotional Psychological, End Of Life, Socialization, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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