Dealing with Hearing Loss: Elderly Home Care in Nashville, TN and Surrounding Areas
For seniors with hearing loss, elderly home care can mean better physical, mental, emotional, and social health
At Comfort Keepers, we’ve helped families of all shapes and sizes figure out the best way to support their aging loved ones. We know your aging loved one has their own unique preferences, needs, goals, and lifestyle, and that’s why every senior care plan we create is customized for that individual. We offer expert in-home care that can help seniors with chronic and complex medical needs. For seniors experiencing hearing loss and other auditory disorders, elderly home care can be a daily support for better health.
A common complaint for the elderly is changes in hearing ability or hearing loss. Our caregivers know that hearing loss can be saddening, maddening, and can force changes in lifestyle. Accessing elderly home care services can ease the impact that hearing loss can have on the life of your loved one. Whether or not your loved one has tried a hearing aid, if they’re dealing with hearing loss, our expert caregivers can help make life easier.
Hearing loss can have a variety of impacts, and elderly home care services can help you plan for success and happiness in any environment. Our quick tips are:
- Avoid loud places, or places that have a lot of competing noise (like busy restaurants, or outdoor events that are using sound amplification).
- Focus on social connections. Hearing loss can make it hard to communicate; your loved one needs to know that they are still loved and supported.
- Assess lifestyle risks. Hearing loss can impact driving, traveling, socializing, and familiar hobbies like going to the movies.
- Keep your doctor involved. Because hearing loss can be gradual, many seniors delay talking to their doctor until the symptoms are severe. Bringing in medical expertise earlier can be helpful.
Solutions for hearing loss will also depend on individual health conditions, lifestyle preferences, and habits. Some high-tech solutions, like installing sound amplifiers in rooms of the home, might work for clients who are more comfortable with new technology. And some simple solutions—like changing your social life to inviting a friend over for a one on one visit, instead of meeting in a loud bar or restaurant—might just need some encouragement and help getting started from a caregiver.
If you’re concerned about how hearing loss might be impacting an aging loved one, Comfort Keepers is ready to help. Call our Nashville agency today to learn more about elderly home care.