WEB111517 - Hearing Loss, Aging and Memory *Replay*
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*REPLAY* Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions relating to how best to work and communicate with residents who may be experiencing hearing loss and mitigating the challenges to communicating. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).

11/15/2017
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson
(614) 848-5958


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Webinar Registration by November 13, 2017. Members $55; Non-members $85. 1.5 training contact hours.

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).

While many older adults may experience a mild or moderate hearing loss, it is something that can occur at any age and it has a significant impact on quality of life. Older adults often experience challenges with conversations in noisy places. People often refer to a person as having “selective” hearing. Then there are those who own a hearing aid but it now sits in a drawer. Research has shown there can also be an impact on a person’s memory and cognitive abilities. Being proactive when hearing challenges are present is one of the keys to successful aging particularly when it comes to memory. 
Understanding strategies to enhance communication and safety, reduce frustrations, and promote increased socialization is important for all involved, including service coordinators, residents, family members and care partners. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions relating to how best to work and communicate with residents who may be experiencing hearing loss and mitigating the challenges to communicating.

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Elderly/Disabled), social workers, property management staff

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the impact of a hearing loss on a person’s quality of life.

2. List strategies to improve communication when a person has a hearing loss.

3. Create a basic educational program to provide suggestions when  residents, families and care partners  are communicating with a hard of hearing person.

About the Presenter

Kathryn Kilpatrick  M.A. CCC/SLP is a geriatric communication consultant, a memory fitness specialist and a national motivational speaker with more than 40 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the  area of home health care. Her focus is to enhance the quality of life of older adults while providing education and support for their family, friends and care partners.  She is the president of Communication Connection and Memory Fitness Matters and the author of more than 30 products to assist those with communication challenges and memory fitness concerns. Her websites (www.connectionsincommunication.com and www.memoryfitnessmatters.com) are resources offering a wide variety of articles, blogs, and a cable television series on YouTube discussing topics related to the needs of older adults and memory fitness for successful aging with practical suggestions supporting person-centered care.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirement Area(s):

Statutory Area: The Aging Process

Optional: Other Health Problems Among the Aging