Watch For Signs

 Tip # 21 Contributed By: Caregiver Josephina
Watch For Signs

When a resident cannot communicate verbally, I look for changes in facial expression and body language to signal needs and desires. A resident may look at me or pause from eating to let me know that they would like assistance with their drink. I have found that the more time you spend with someone, the easier it is to understand their (individual) alternative to using language. spacer
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