I have several residents that are difficult to reach and many people don’t even try to get to know them. I feel as if they are the ones missing out.
One way to reach out to a bed bound, hard of hearing or comatose patient is through the power of touch.
- Just a hand on their arm
- a squeeze of the hand
- a hand massage
- a stroke of their upper arm
- a pat of their foot
These are all ways the power of touch can work. It doesn’t have to be for long, but even a minute of this can show you still care and connect you.
What way has the power of touch worked for you?