Care recipient (cr) states that vacuum cleaners and other household items are too loud

Try: Make a list of the noises that bother cr and the volume level that bothers him or her ask cr to move to the other end of the house when you are using the vacuum cleaner and other household appliances that are loud if this is not possible ask cr to use ear plugs that are reusable or head phones to help keep the noise down if cr has hearing aids removing them may be helpful encourage cr to go outside if possible see if cr is able to use the household appliance if so the noise may not seem as load and it gives cr something to do encourage cr to listen to music or a book on cd while he or she is using the loud appliances plan to use household appliances where cr is out of the house for example vacuum the house when cr is out with friends or visiting the doctor

Materials: Ear plugs or head phones device to play music such as boom box for cds or mp3 player

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Household chores bothered by noise noisy household appliances

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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