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This is an in-depth document addressing how to care for residents with hearing impairments, simple terminology, symptoms of hearing loss, assistance tips, adaptive devices and how to care for them.

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About one out of every four older adults suffers from hearing loss.  Hearing loss can mean anything from complete deafness when the person does not hear anything at all, to only hearing certain kinds of noises. This information is reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2003) and is based on 70-year-old or older adults. Hearing Impairments
How to care for residents that have loss of touch sensation.

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When someone loses their touch sensation they can't feel what they are touching, even if it is too hot. Numbness or lack of sensation might lead to increased difficulty in using the body part. There are many factors related to problems with mobility and loss of touch sensation in the elderly. Among the leading contributors are: ... Loss of Touch Sensation
Devices that are used by residents to help keep them mobile. Wheelchairs, walkers and canes are common devices used by residents in care institutions.  It is essential every staff person and volunteer know the basics for each adaptive device used by the residents. Mobility Adaptive Devices
The effects, reasons, and how to care for residents with Motor Loss Impairment.

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When motor loss has occurred, a person can't move their muscles.  If a person can't feel their legs, they won't be able to walk. If the muscles have weakened in the throat, the resident may have problems swallowing.  There are many factors related to problems with muscle and motor loss in the elderly.  Among the leading contributors to motor loss are: ... Motor Loss Impairments
An important check off list for a resident's sensory care issues. Sensory Care Check Off
Cover sheet Sensory Care Cover
Supportive care for  residents with sensory loss can go unattended simply because the caregiver(s) is not educated about sensory loss.   The six Sensory Care subjects included in this document were developed to give those who work with seniors some basic knowledge and skills to assist those with sensory losses.

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Supportive care for these residents with sensory loss can go unattended simply because the caregiver(s) is not educated about sensory loss.   The following six Sensory Care files were developed to give those who work with seniors some basic knowledge and skills to assist those with sensory losses. Sensory Care Introduction
Sensory losses for older adults include Hearing, Vision, Taste, Smell, Muscle Motor Loss, and Loss of Touch.  Supportive care for these older adults and understanding their impairments is essential.

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Sensory losses for older adults include Hearing, Vision, Taste, Smell, Muscle Motor Loss, and Loss of Touch.    Supportive care for these older adults and understanding their impairments is essential.  The following six Sensory Care files were developed to give those who work with seniors some basic knowledge and skills to assist those with sensory losses. Sensory Care Training
An in-depth discussion of smell and taste as well as terminology, signs and symptoms, adaptive devices and tips to increase food intake are defined in this document.

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Even if you might not be conscious of it, however, the smell of people around you, and the places you are in, like your own home affects your emotions. Smell and Taste Impairments
How to help, types of problems, and other information on residents with Vision Impairment.

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Residents in care facilities must rely on caregivers to help with daily living activities necessary for everyday life.  Dependent residents often feel fearful because they have to put their safety into someone else's hands.  Every direct care provider needs to understand vision loss, and how it can affect the residents they are working with. Vision Impairments
 
   
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