It is not always necessary to solve the problem the resident is having, but it is important to listen and validate. If the resident feels like everyone is stealing from them, you can listen and say 'that must feel awful, I would hate to have my things taken'. Let them know that they are safe, no matter what happens there will always be someone here looking out for them...fear of being left alone may be the underlying issue.
Our caregivers help their residents successfully deal with physical, mental, social and emotional challenges on a regular basis. At the same time, they also strive to help each senior to maintain their personal dignity. Here they share some of their experiences with the hope of aiding family members who are caring for an elderly loved one.
Click on any Caregiver Tip listed below and it will appear to the left replacing the Tip that is currently there.