HCA: Communicating with Cognitively Impaired Clients
The goal of this course is to help Home Care Aides (HCAs) learn about communicating with cognitively impaired clients.

Course Publication Date: January 22, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:HCA-COMCOG-19
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide
Learning Objectives
  • Give a basic definition of ‘cognitive impairment’.
  • State three common signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment.
  • Discuss two possible causes of cognitive impairment.
  • State two generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of cognitive impairment.
  • Identify common treatment choices for different types of cognitive impairment.
  • Describe the challenge of working with cognitively impaired clients.
  • List two techniques HCAs can use to communicate with a client who is cognitively impaired.


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