Care recipient (cr) continually makes vocal noises that seem to have no meaning making caregiver and visitors uncomfortable and visits difficult

Try: #select a station on the headset the cr will enjoy remember you don’t have to like the music because you won’t hear it #place the headset on the cr’s head with the sound up loud enough for the cr to hear it adjust the volume by checking it on your own ears first making sure the sound isn’t too loud or too low #don’t leave the headset on for more than a half hour at a time to avoid a pressure area or sore from forming under the headpiece or earphones #visit with the cr regardless of the distracting noises when spending social time with the cr remove the headset so the cr can focus on you as much as possible even if the cr can’t focus and you can’t be patient with the cr’s noises for long take a few minutes to remove the headset and let the cr have the chance to hear the sound of your voice or feel the touch of your hand without distraction #often making continual vocal noises is part of a condition causing progressive brain damage as a caregiver anger frustration grief and exhaustion may be close to the surface but don’t allow your feelings to punish the cr who can’t control the behavior

Materials: Headset with built in radio additional batteries

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Mobility, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Independence, Maximum Supervision, Hearing, Good Hearing, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

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

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