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Top 7 Tips for Engaging the Elderly & Disabled


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11:03PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

That's helpful. Thank you.

3:42PM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Thanks. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

6:00PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Thank you very much.

2:05PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

TY.

2:24AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

ty

6:22PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

thank you

3:50PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thank you.

1:35PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

ty

11:40AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

My mother uses a wheelchair and I can't believe how many people squat down, get in her face, and yell at her like she is deaf, and/or talk really slow like she can't understand them. Sheesh. Just talk normally.

9:37AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

First, never talk down to them. Second, never just but in on the assumption that they need help, just ask if there is anything you can do. Third, do not hover over them, you are probably giong to cause problems by being in the way. Fourth, never ever just grab them to help them without permission. Fifth, never assume that they can not hear or understand what you are saying to some one else. Sixth, never ever raise your voice. Seventh, No means NO if they tell you NO step back and shut up.

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