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Personal Care Home Visit Introduction Personal Care Home Visit Communication is a method we utilize to connect the gap between knowledge and comprehension Communication is a fascinating constant factor in todays society People persistently communicate verbally through the internet on the phone non-verbally television and in many more different ways Today we have a means of mass communication My observational research was over span of about 2 12 hours on a Saturday March 27th 2004 at a personal care facility I was able to observe quite a bit during this time As students it is important to observe patient-patient communication staff-patient communication and staff-staff communication I will also be observing the pros and cons of communicating at a personal care home facility By doing this I will be able to determine what communication techniques to use and not to use once I become a nurse Patient And Patient Communication We cannot forget that patients in a personal care home are human beings and want to be accepted Patients want to be treated as people and want to be appreciated Some patients dont get along with others and we have to respect that I observed that some residents were annoyed of others and others got along quite well I found that the residents at the facility were frustrated and angry when they were being ignored by other residents A number of residents could not verbally communicate clearly and words were jumbled and slurred During conversations I noticed some residents were not making any sense to each other However their verbal and non-verbal communication seemed to depict that they understood exactly what the other was saying These patients clearly had some sort of dementia or Alzheimers Yet they are still human and also want the human contact and acceptance that we all desire Patient and staff communication I found that the staff and patients got along well with each
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