Looking for a specialist Sensory Loss training provider?
Here, at Altura Learning, we provide social care companies with access to specialist Sensory Loss care training courses.
It is estimated that more than 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss (432 million adults and 34 million children) and this percentage will double by 2050. In people aged 65-74, the rate of hearing loss is estimated to be 33% and that increases to 50% by the age of 75.
A person is considered to have hearing loss if they aren’t able to hear as well as a person with normal hearing (hearing thresholds of a minimum of 25dB in both ears).
Providing care for an older person can be quite challenging, not only do you have to consider how you can aid them to perhaps hear you & see you better, you also have to consider all mental health aspects as losing any of the senses will affect them psychologically in one way or another. It is estimated that more than 5% of the world’s population have hearing loss and this percentage will double by 2050.
How sensory loss can affect an elderly person’s daily life
Unfortunately, in most cases sensory loss is incurable. Sensory loss is quite common in older people, an American study found that sensory loss affected 94% of older adults. As a result, older people may feel isolated in their own homes as tasks such as going for a walk & simple communication may become increasingly difficult due to their poor vision & hearing.
Our sensory loss care courses
At Altura Learning, we currently offer 3 specialised courses in hearing & vision whether an person requires care at a residential home or in their own homes where close family and friends can really make a difference by impacting their lives in a positive way.
Our aged care training courses are designed to help your care staff assist the elderly to feel the independence they’ve always had throughout their lives. In one of the courses, Altura provides full training to care workers on how to use and maintain equipment for hearing and vision loss for the older individual. It is particularly important that equipment correctly used as older people have a higher risk of falls leading to hip fractures and even depression, especially if they’re bedridden.
Hearing aids & glasses are used to help improve an older person’s wellbeing by keeping them connected to their loved ones around them. It can be a very different world when your ability to see and hear is affected.
We recognise that dual sensory loss is an everyday reality for many people throughout Australia. At Altura Learning, we have designed an exclusive course to upskill your staff’s knowledge so that they can identify and apply practical strategies taught throughout this course to help them overcome this illness at the same time preventing feelings of isolation in deafblind sufferers.
Why choose Altura Learning!
The slightest of changes can make a huge difference to an individual’s life, especially when it’s improving life’s gift of seeing and hearing.
At Altura Learning, we engage hearts by providing outstanding learning through our highly educational videos yet it’s so easy to grasp! Without Altura Productions, this would not be possible.