Basic Communication Tips For Home Healthcare Providers

Understanding the language of the elderly is important in home health care giving. Knowing how to communicate to a senior is very important in providing the best care to them especially to those who are ailing and are unable to communicate effectively.

FACIAL EXPRESSION. Facial expressions are very important when communicating with the elderly. With the wisdom of the age they can quickly judge the kind of person you are just by the look on your face. As a home health provider, than subtle warmth on your face makes you more receptive.

AUDIBILITY AND LANGUAGE. Hearing loss is part of aging. The frustration of being unable to communicate with your patient is not only stressful to you but also to them. So always speak up. Always use a gentle and calm tone. This is so simple yet can give you a smooth sailing.

TOUCH. Sometimes you do not even need to speak to be heard. Small gestures like holding the hand of an elderly or a warm hug can go a long way is telling them you care.
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