How noise affects the quality of care in many mays within elderly care:
Did you know...
...that a good sound environment:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves quality of sleep
- Reduces intake of pain medication
- Improves communication
- Lowers stress levels
- Improves patient safety
- Enhances staff wellbeing and performance
Hearing loss reduces your quality of life
Frequent communication problems caused by age-ralated hearing problems are known to lead to withdrawal, self-doubt, and depression but can also affect spatial orientation and increase the risk of falling.
Improved perception of attitude
Patients in a good sound environment considered the staff attitude to be much better than patients in an environment with poor acoustics.
Reducing noise reduces stress
The level of stress hormones can increase by 43% after just three hours of exposure to low-intensity noise, in comparison to quiet conditions.
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