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Geriatric Nursing-Communication With The Elderly

January 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Certified Nursing Assistant

Having worked in geriatrics for over a decade, is one of the most fascinating areas of nursing. Because of all the normal changes that occur physically in the body, along with the processes of disease and psychosocial change, it is extremely importanti you know your patient age very well. You should spend time listening to their stories, but does not make sense for you. This develops a relationship. This means taking time to talk and reassure patients of their love and care for them and stay positive, friendly and confidential at all times.

It takes more time to understand the elderly patient has to work in all moods, and even demanding phases of withdrawal episodes. Explosion in the personal and aggressive behavior is often not what it seems or appears to be rather a cry for your love and attention and most of all a call for someone to come and sit to listen, really listen to your heart to what feel and relive that moment, he said

Elderly, especially in a nursing home can be very jealous and life of your attention, if for one second, they think or believe that you allow time for greater attention OT for another patient. The next time your older patient has an outbreak of negative behaviors:

-Assess the situation
-Give a sweet encouraging words of love
-Do not judge it makes the worst explosion
-Reassure your love, after all, you are the person that relate to daily
-This is not a personal attack against you, but a cry for attention
-Body of walking and the look can make a different message, if you feel cold and distant
-Try to make a reassuring smile, to contain, if possible, and to remain silent as long as possible and let them know you’re really listening to their request
-Listen to the words unspoken that says: “I wish you love me and I am important to you”
-Do not take sides or judge or be critical in any way, what they really need is reassurance, your love
-Never tell them they are rude or mean in any way and I assure you that everything will be fine and things will work out

You can try to divert attention to something of a happy nature or an offer of something you know to solve and put in a better mood. You may request we can go for a walk outside and talk about it or if you can call it anything you’d like to do for you and follow as best you can in the interest of the patient. They like knowing they are doing and help them maintain their independence and individuality.

Listen with your heart and listen to the cry of your love and attention and caring manner and give all you can and be consistent. No matter what your mood is like an elderly patient health care and the caregiver must remain professional at all times and wear that smile, say these words of love and show love, no matter what.

It works as well as to promote such a relationship with your elderly out of their golden years of the happiest and meet them ever had, and is a target for the elderly in nursing.