3.2 Key Takeaways – Elderly Male

Key Takeaways

  • 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.