Elder Interview


Place of Meeting: In the elder house.

Identify one communication barrier: The participant indicated that she has suffered two strokes in recent years. Although her speech is clear, she did indicate that at times she has difficulty remembering and that I may need to give her time to fully understand a question.

Describe your perspective of the client's response to the interview: I was happy that she was so alert and receptive to helping me with this project.

State any practical pointers you utilized when communicating with your client: I explained the basis for the interview, thanking her for her time. I spoke slowly and asked for her understanding after every few sentences so that I could gauge how well she comprehended the questions and also establish the best pace for conducting the interview.


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