An extended version of the FOCAS tool, the FOCAS–ME, has the potential to address the emotional impact of hearing loss on both clients and their families, removing barriers to hearing aid adoption.
When schedules and distance prevent families from attending consults, technology offers hearing care professionals an easy and convenient solution.
Once we identify the obstacles that are preventing us from implementing a family-centered approach, we can brainstorm and find facilitators to overcome them.
Bringing adults with hearing loss and their family members together to problem solve day-to-day communication is a brilliant way to provide family-centered hearing care.
Bringing Family Centered Care (FCC) to life takes a conscious effort. By simply setting clear, easy and measurable goals, you can confidently raise your hand the next time you’re asked whether you practice FCC.
For family-centered care to be effective in your clinic, it should be embraced by all staff members.
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