Care Home support for residents with sight and hearing loss

It is with pleasure that we have compiled this useful resource to help care homes support residents that have sight and hearing loss.

People with sensory loss are more likely to have difficulty with moderate exercise, mental stimulation, maintaining social contact and healthy eating resulting in poor health outcomes.

With the right advice and support, such as training in communication and guiding, how to improve accessibility, or using equipment that can help, care homes can support people with sensory loss to live active and healthy lives.

Key facts:

  • One in six people in the UK have some form of hearing loss.
  • One in five people over 75, and one in two over 90, are living with sight loss.
  • One in two people living in care homes have some degree of sight loss.
  • Approximately 75% of care home residents have hearing problems.

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Practical tools to help you support your residents who are hard of hearing or Deaf.

Hearing aids

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Communication

General advice


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Practical tools to help you support your residents who have a sight impairment.

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Practical tools to help you support your residents who have a sight and hearing loss (deafblind).


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