Senior Care in Darien CT: How to Get Your Elderly Loved One to Listen to You

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How to Get Your Elderly Loved One to Listen to You



Senior Care in Darien CT

Senior Care in Darien CTIt can be really frustrating to continually try to speak to your elderly loved one and to feel as though she's not listening to you. Whether she's actively not listening or she's got difficulty hearing you properly, these solutions can help you to narrow down potential causes.

Make Sure You Have Her Attention

When you are talking to your elderly loved one, are you sure that you have her attention? There's a difference between your loved one ignoring you and her simply not realizing that you're talking to her. To eliminate that dilemma, gently place a hand on your loved one's arm and make sure that you have eye contact with her. Then start speaking to her. You're likely to have far better results if you can wait a few seconds to be sure that you have her full attention.

Reduce Distractions in the Area

All kinds of noises and situations that you might think of as background noises may actually be extremely distracting for your elderly loved one. It's a good idea to do what you can to reduce those distractions when you really need her to listen to you. Turn down the TV or the radio, shut off appliances, and look for other ways to reduce background distractions while talking.

Enunciate, but Don't Shout

For some elderly loved ones, the louder you shout, the less they're able to hear or to understand you. Shouting may seem like a great way to get someone's attention, but it's usually not very effective. Instead, try speaking as clearly as you can and try to slow down a little from your normal talking speed. Speaking too slowly will also distort what you're saying, so there is a point of diminishing returns when you slow down.

Ask Your Loved One Where Problems Come in for Her

If all else is failing, ask your elderly loved one directly what you can do to help her to listen better. She may not realize that she hasn't been listening, or she can give you some insight as to what is causing her problems. You can also work with her senior care providers to figure out a solution that works for your loved one.

If your loved one is having trouble hearing, talk with her doctor about getting her hearing tested. Then you can know for sure what your loved one is dealing with in terms of her auditory health.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Darien, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAMâ„¢.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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