Staff urged to take care of spectacles and hearing aids


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A new booklet for care home staff urges them to take care of residents’ spectacles and hearing aids to help improve communication.

The Relatives & Residents Association is concerned that residents of care homes struggle to access health services which the rest of the population take for granted and even when residents have equipment and aids, they may not be effective due to lack of care and attention by hard pressed staff.

‘Often it’s the little things that can make such a big difference to a resident’s quality of life.’ said the association’s chief executive Dr Gillian Dalley.

‘Residents already struggling with failing hearing and eyesight can find that the aids they have to help them do not make the planned difference.

‘Spectacles and hearing aids must be clean and well maintained in order to be effective.’

The booklet, Taking care of hearing and sight, was launched at the R&RA’s annual conference and AGM in October.





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