WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WITH ADULTS WITH DIFFERENT NEEDS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Health and Social Care

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WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WITH ADULTS WITH DIFFERENT NEEDS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE:
SENIOR CITIZENS:
When caring after senior citizens it’s important to remember that they lived for long time and don’t like to be treated without respect.
As a carer is good to show respect when communicate with senior citizens, to make them feel that they are not invalid and are able to make some decisions about what they want: for example let them choose what they want to do or eat.
Also I would be very patient, not talk over them, be friendly and smile so that they are comfortable to talk to me about anything and have a good relationship with the citizens.
In addition I will have to speak with them clearly, ask them what the name they would like to be called.
Make eye contact and show interest that you are listening to make communication effective.
Disabilities:
I will communicate with a disabled person with emotional problems with respect and manner that is the best for their needs. It is essential for a carer to have a good relationship with the service user.
As a carer looking after someone with emotional disabilities i will communicate through them with a lot of:
Patient: if they are not ready to talk it is important to be patient with them and respect their emotions and feelings.
Talk things of their own choice: don’t over talk them it’s vital to let service user to talk about things they want to talk or discus about.
Give them time: don’t rush as a care, give them all the time they need to express their feelings or problems.
Show interest and listen carefully to make communication effective.

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