FAST FACTS: Controlled Breathing & Guided Imagery
Controlled Breathing and Guided Imagery is used to help reduce stress that can cause muscle tension and increase pain. The caregiver could also consider recording their loved one’s favorite music, poems, or prayers read by family members or clergy which their loved one could play at any time for stress reduction.
What else the Caregiver should do:
Adapted from: 1. Fouladbakhsh, J.M., et al., Nondrug therapies for pain management among rural older adults. Pain Manag Nurs, 2011. 12(2): p. 70-81. 2. The Nursing Home Pain Management Algorithm Clinical Trial, R01 NR009100,