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The VCA Conversation Board is an essential communication tool for carers, families and residents to engage in conversation.
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The Visual Communication Aid Conversation Board is an essential communication tool for carers, families and residents to engage in conversation.
Research has shown that conversation will engage in cognitive interaction when you provide the elderly with topics of conversation which will personally engage their interest. Conversation on a one to one basis will improve resident’s mood and well being and sense of worth, particularly if the conversation relates to them personally.
The vca Conversation Board will open up a dialogue between resident and carer. One of the positive results of the Conversation Board is that Staff can engage on a personal one to one level, at an instance without having to search through clients files/notes particularly with night time staff.
How do I use the conversation board?
The clients details can be written onto the board with the dry-wipe pen provided. Name, Birthday, a favourite photograph or selection of photos can be blue tacked to the picture area it does not have to be a photograph of themselves it may be a photo of a “pet pig” which in its self will stimulate conversation. Or alternatively this area came be used for notes of conversations had.
As you engage in conversation you can fill in the family history (or a member of the family may do this with their family), occupation history, likes and dislikes. There is a suggestion of conversation topics that can also be spoken about and comments of interest written down. The idea is that when a member of staff is in a client’s room they can glance at the conversation board and pick something of interest to engage in a conversation personal to that client. If anything new materializes from the conversation it can be noted on the conversation board.
Following Care Quality Commission Best Practices
The vca Conversation Board also feeds into the requirements of the Care Quality Commission regulations & outcomes, following best practice around Regulation 17 – Outcome 1, which requires that: “people understand the care and treatment choices available to them. They can express their views and are involved in making decisions about their care. They have their privacy, dignity and independence respected, and their views and experiences taken into account in the way in which the service is delivered”.
A3 Portrait Size including clip frame.
We can make these versatile boards to any size and specification.