Promoting hearing and communication health in long-term residential care through the use of communication apps
Elderly persons residing in long-term residential care (LTRC) frequently experience challenges in one or more of the domains of hearing, language, and/or memory. In addition to person-internal constraints associated with hearing loss and/or cognitive declines, the external environment can often present with ambient noise, distractions, and/or cross-language barriers. These internal and external constraints on sensory and cognitive processing can make it challenging for staff and residents to effectively communicate during activities of daily living. Recent technological advances in mobile technology (e.g., tablet, smart phone) and communication Apps (cApps) provide a promising avenue for augmenting residents’ sensory and cognitive processing in the LTRC context. This presentation will provide an overview of research addressing how such technology has been and could be used by care staff in LTRC to meet the communication needs of residents who experience hearing, language and/or cognitive challenges.
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