3.2 Key Takeaways – Elderly Male
- Provide reassurance, assesses safety, and provide information that what is discussed within the examination will be held in confidence and will not be shared with family members or caregivers.
- Listen and communicate in a non-confrontational and supportive way.
- Seek permission before touching and allow silence to provide ample time for the patient to respond when comfortable.
- Safety to return home must be certain prior to the conclusion of the visit.