From Hospice Matters blog:
It is so gratifying to be able to touch the lives of these patients and to watch the excited faces of their loved ones as they observe the interaction. We relish these opportunities to restore quality of life to patients. Most of them don’t have the ability to tell us how much they enjoy these visits from our social workers, but their faces (and these stories) do it for them.
by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager
A while back I shared a few stories from our social workers who have been successfully connecting with dementia patients by using applications they’ve downloaded onto their iPads. These patients, normally unresponsive, have surprised the social workers and especially their family members by interacting and showing interest in what the iPad apps have to offer. Here are a few more stories to warm your heart.
I used my iPad to pull up the main street of East Aurora, NY for a resident in memory care. He was born there and had a big smile as he watched the video. For another resident, I used my iPad to pull up a video of New York City taxi cabs because he told me that’s how he used to get around when he lived there. He laughed at the video saying, “That’s how they drive!…
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