Communication is critical for successful feeding in nursing homes. This training session examines five key elements for effective communication:

  • Highlight the importance of good communication

  • Discuss the different ways staff and residents communicate (verbal v. non-verbal)

  • Provide specific strategies for communicating with residents with sensory impairments

  • Explain how dementia influences communication

  • FOCUS philosophy for communicating

 

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