I was recently asked to perform an assessment on a man that resides in a local nursing home. At the time of the assessment, the staff reported that Mr. S was “confined to a wheelchair, unable to communicate, rarely opens his eyes, does not respond to stimuli and has no family in the area”.
The family accepted our recommendation for one-on-one care, and so for two hours a week, our caregiver read to Mr. S, took him outside, and spoke to him. We also accompanied him to activities and encouraged him. The caregiver also utilizes non-verbal communication skills such as touch, a bright smile and a big hug when she leaves.
ElderCare At Home offers a wide variety of programs to meet the individuals needs of each and every one of our patients.