Communication Tips After a Stroke

communication-tips-after-a-stroke.Seniors who have suffered a stroke can experience speaking problems. Not only will this get in the way of their ability to eat, but their ability to communicate with their loved ones and caregivers as well.

Some of the common side effects of a stroke are aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and dysphonia. All of which affect your loved one’s ability to communicate and understand what is being communicated to them.

A Helping Hand Senior Care Services knows how important efficient communication is when it comes to managing a senior group home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Clear and proper communication can mean life or death in many situations.

Luckily, there are a few ways you can help your senior loved one in housing support keep in touch with those around them. Here are a few tips for you and your senior’s caregiver:

  • Let them use a whiteboard to write things down if they can.
  • Use gestures when you’re trying to communicate an idea.
  • When you ask a question, make sure to give more time for your senior to process and answer.
  • Double-check to make sure that you understood what your senior was trying to say.
  • Make sure to speak to them face-to-face.

If you find that you need help looking after your elderly loved one or that your home is not safe enough for them to live in, don’t worry, we can help you there. Just give our assisted living facility in Minnesota a call so we can lend you a hand. Dial 612-255-3110 to get in touch.

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