Date: September 4, 2020

Author: Dan Rabinovitz


Understanding How You Can Help a Loved One With Aphasia

Providing care for a loved one with Aphasia at home can be difficult for both the caregiver and the person with Aphasia. Aphasia is a communication disorder that is a result of damage to parts of the brain responsible for language. Individuals with Aphasia might experience trouble communicating with or understanding what others are trying to tell them. Reading and writing also have the potential to cause problems which often make it tough to understand exactly what someone who has the condition needs.

Aphasia is most commonly diagnosed as a side effect of one of the following conditions:

  • Head Injury
  • Stroke
  • Infection
  • Dimensions
  • Brain Tumor

Caring for a loved one with Aphasia requires patient, and dedicated care. Aphasia affects everyone who suffers from it differently which makes it essential to be familiar with the specific needs of the individual that you’re caring for. Aphasia does not impact intelligence, so it is important your loved one has a caregiver who understands them and knows how to deliver what they need.

Compassionate Care for Loved One with Aphasia

Caregivers at Griswold Home Care have the experience to provide compassionate care for those with Aphasia. We understand how important it is to communicate clearly and ensure specific needs are taken care of in order to provide the best possible care. We offer Companion Care and Homemaking Care Services that will give a loved one who needs help a visitor to look forward to on a regular basis and much-needed help around the house.

Here are a few ways our caregivers connect and support a client with Aphasia:

  • Phrase sentences so they are easy for them to understand
  • Give them a binary choice to help enable their voice when asking questions
  • Continue to clarify if your loved one is confused about something
  • Be clear about the topic of conversation
  • Use objects and hand motions to emphasize your words.

Griswold Home Care specializes in flexible 1-on-1 care that allows our clients to maintain an independent lifestyle at home where they can stay healthy and happy. We understand that everyone we care for in the Worcester area has unique needs that must be accounted for so we offer customized plans. Get in touch today to learn more about how our Home Care Services can help a loved one in need.

Date: September 4, 2020