Simple Steps to Check Your Work
Congratulations! If you have completed the previous eight pages, you have taken a thoughtful and systematic approach to communicating with older adults and addressing health literacy barriers. Use this list to check your work.
√ I’ve researched the health literacy issues for my older adult population.
√ I’ve planned my project and have some evaluation measures.
√ I understand the issues and concerns of my older adult population.
√ I’ve made adjustments to address any cognitive, visual, hearing or physical challenges my older adult population faces.
√ I’ve tested my information with a sample of the intended audience to make sure my older adult population can understand and use the information.
√ I’ve considered their comfort with technology and online health information.
√ I’ve included caregivers as an important source of and audience for health information.
To help caregivers communicate with older adults, visit Tips for Caregivers.