Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Outreach to Hard-of-hearing Seniors

 
Author(s) Dorothy Hoek, MSc
Daniel Paccioretti, MS
Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD
Maryalyce McDonald, MSc
Grace Shyng, MSc
Volume 21
Number 3
Year 1997
Page(s) 199-208
Language English
Category
Keywords community
outreach
audiological
rehabilitation
audiologic
Abstract A city-wide hearing health program for seniors is described. Seniors who were unable to access traditional clinic-based programs designed for younger adults were targeted. Three levels of programs provided service to seniors based on their relative independence and mobility. Level 1 services were educational and screening programs for seniors attending community centre programs or living independently in designated seniors' housing. Level 2 services involved educational, screening, diagnostic, and rehabilitative services provided on-site at adult day centres or personal care housing. Level 3 services were provided in-house in continuing care facilities, and involved a full range of hearing services, including planned follow-up. Service delivery methods were described, as well as preliminary findings. Results to date suggest that this combination of programs can be effective in reaching large numbers of hard-of-hearing seniors with relatively restricted resources.



L'auteur décrit un programme de santé auditive destiné à toutes les personnes âgées d'une ville qui sont incapables de bénéficier des programmes conventionnels offerts par des cliniques mais conçus pour les jeunes adultes. Trois niveaux de services sont offerts aux aînés selon leur degré d'autonomie et de mobilité. Le niveau 1 a un objet éducatif et comprend des programmes de dépistage visant les aînés qui participent aux programmes des centres communautaires on qui vivent de façon autonome dans des habitations pour personnes âgées. Le niveau 2 comporte des services d'éducation, de dépistage, de diagnostic et de réadaptation fournis dans les centres de jour ou les habitations mêmes. Les services de niveau 3 sont fournis sur place, dans les établissements de soins prolongés, et représentent un large éventail de services auditifs, y compris un suivi. Les modes de prestation des services et les constatations préliminaires sont exposés. Les résultats obtenus jusqu'à présent donnent à penser qu'avec des moyens relativement modestes, cette gamme de programmes peut réussir à rejoindre de très nombreux aînés malentendants.
Record ID 140
Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/1997_JSLPA_Vol_21/No_03_145-228/Hoek_Paccioretti_Pichora-Fuller_JSLPA_1997.pdf
 
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