Monthly Archives: February 2019

Senior Care Communication

If you have made the step to provide Aged Care Services for a loved one, but it doesn’t seem to be working out well, consider whether or not the issue may be as simple as communication. Your care provider may be reporting something that doesn’t match up with the reports you receive from your loved one. There are a variety of situations that can lead to communication problems.

As aging occurs, many people experience a reduction in their hearing abilities. It may be that they can hear, but the words aren’t as clear as they used to be. If you find that you have spoken to both the care provider and your loved one, and their stories have slightly different discrepancies, consider the possibility might be due to decreased hearing abilities. Have your loved one tested. If this proves to be the case, there are a variety of hearing aids available that can help improve the hearing.

Is your loved one taking any medications that may affect their memory, or cause some confusion? It can be frightening to hear that your loved one says their care provider didn’t feed them lunch. However, if your care provider can demonstrate that your loved one wasn’t denied a meal, consider that the medication may have caused some confusion for your loved one.

If your loved one is suffering from a condition that affects the brain, this can definitely lead to communication problems with the caregiver. Patients suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s … Read More