This half-day course is designed to aid all staff in developing and executing empathy when working with the elderly population. During this active training session simulation of activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities for daily living (IADLs) from an elderly perspective will be completed. Additional discussion will focus on communication best practices with the elderly.
This section of the training will address cultural perceptions of the elderly and the changes within their lives from a socialization perspective. Additional discussion and activities will focus on communication with the elderly.
This section of the training will review the different types of physical impairments associated with the aging process and how they typically manifest in the elderly.
This section will provide simulation activities to mimic the physical impairments that are experienced by the elderly when executing ADLs.
Students will simulate a loss/diminished sense of touch.
Students will experience and execute activities that demonstrate how a gradual or sudden loss of hearing impairs or restricts effective communication.
Activities at this station will demonstrate how loss of vision can hinder proper medical care.
During this session four components of aphasia, language impairment, will be simulated.
The exploration of how impaired mobility affects ADLs.
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