Creating Purpose and Meaning
- Every person needs a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Visits from relatives and friends can provide this sense for the elderly.
- Residents who are cognitively impaired may display less noticeable response.
- Visitors may feel discouraged and may even question whether their visits are beneficial.
- It is very comforting for a cognitively impaired or confused person to hear a familiar voice and see a familiar face.