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How Home Health Workers Can Help Manage Clients’ Moods

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Home Health Workers Can Help Manage Clients’ Moods

Caregivers for elderly or disabled individuals often witness a range of mood swings and emotions in their clients. Individuals who aren’t as healthy as they once were, particularly those who have impaired cognition or communication abilities, may lash out at the people caring for them. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a caregiver to get caught in the midst of these unsettling emotions. A caregiver can be the target of hurtful comments, agitation, and sometimes a client’s aggression. However, there are steps a home health worker can take to help manage the client’s moods and minimize the need for anti-depressant or mood-stabilizing medications. 1. Attend to the client’s overall needs. The client is likely to be in a better state of mind if he or she is well taken care of each day. Do all you can to attend...

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