Communicating effectively with seniors may be challenging, especially since many have hearing and/or sight impairments. So I make sure I look at seniors when I talk with them. This allows me to make sure I have their attention. Also, the good eye contact allows each of us to pick up on nonverbal cues that are an important part of absorbing the meaning of what is said. I also speak slowly to allow seniors to digest the words.
Our caregivers help their residents successfully deal with physical, mental, social and emotional challenges on a regular basis. At the same time, they also strive to help each senior to maintain their personal dignity.
On this page, our caregivers share some of their experiences with the hope of aiding family members who are caring for an elderly loved one.
Click on any Caregiver Tip that is listed below and it will appear to the left replacing the Tip that is currently there.