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Improving Senior’s Hearing/Speech Problems

Improving Senior's Hearing/Speech Problems

Humans are a highly social species. We are more likely to thrive when we are cohabitating with others of a like mind. Considering this, we can safely say that communication is what helps us not just survive, but live.

With old age comes increasing difficulties in communicating properly. Hearing/Speech impediments, when not addressed at an early stage, can affect not just one’s communication skills, but also their social health, mental health, and quality of living too!

Addressing hearing/speech problems as early as possible helps your elderly loved ones tremendously! At home, you can help them improve their communication skills at their own pace, too. After all, they will always appreciate the help that comes from their own families.

To assist your loved ones in improving their hearing/speech problems, here are a few tips that our Home Care Agency in New York thinks might help:

  • Reduce noise – considering how some of your loved ones might be using hearing aids, noise such as TVs, radios, unnecessarily loud conversations, shouting, and the like might interfere with their hearing and speech skills.
  • Improve lighting – some of us can’t understand the information in conversations without actually seeing who we are talking to. Good lighting enables speakers to see facial expressions and lip movements more clearly.
  • Make yourself more understandable – good conversations happen when there is a clear articulation of what’s being said, and when eye contact is established. Non-verbal communication is helpful, too. These are gestures, facial expressions, sign language, and body language.
  • Be calm and patient – calmness and patience always go a long way when you’re trying to make the other person understand what you are saying. This is especially true when conversing with elderly people, as they have the added difficulty of their hearing and speech capabilities being reduced.

Communication barriers such as hearing/speech difficulties are always a trying experience for everyone involved. That’s why we at PARAMOUNT HOME CARE AGENCY, INC> offer Speech-Language Therapy as one of our services.

Aside from Speech-Language Therapy, we also offer elderly care services such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing Services, and more!

If you are interested in learning more about home health care services in Brooklyn, New York, reach out to us. We will be more than happy to accommodate you!

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