2.1 Describe the role that carers can have in the care and support of individuals with dementia Carers can support individuals with dementia by: Being understanding, caring, compassionate, and having patience . All of the above are necessary requirements to the care of an individual with dementia as it can be a very challenging illness. In the early stages of dementia carers can help an individual by talking about their life history and experiences, they
We are all individual, no two people are the same hence it is not appropriate to say that because two people have dementia that they both have the same care and support needs. The values which one person feels are important in their life may not be so to another. 1.2 Explain why person-centred values must influence all aspects of social care work. To provide the best support to a person, their values must be taken into account and by doing so you will be empowering that person, increasing their self-determination and encouraging their independence. A person’s values will include their individuality, rights, choices, privacy, independence, dignity and respect.
Task A Supervision Notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm and abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you in this supervision session. In the notes, you must include an explanation of: Ai What is meant by the term “duty of care” It is a legal obligation to provide care and support to vulnerable adults. The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse.
As a carer I am aware that I need to be able to understand the ways in which I can make it easier to communicate with someone who has dementia. It will become difficult for a person to tell you if they are in pain, if they are frightened or upset, so by using other factors such as body language, eye contact, gestures, facial expressions, I am able to determine these things and then I can communicate back to the individual calmly and slowly, in a manner that is appropriate to them. 1.3 Describe how to support different communication abilities and needs of an individual with dementia who has a sensory
In dementia care is a key aspect of best practice. It is a way of caring for a person with learning difficulties or disabilities as an individual with unique qualities. It means looking at the world from the person’s point of view ‘seeing the world through their eyes’ as it were and appreciating how they may be feeling. Instead of treating all of our service users with learning difficulties or disabilities the same – it makes the care you give ‘individual’. It encourages the individual to do as much for themselves as possible, it makes the most of the person’s strengths.
Most places will have a format (usually a care plan) for identifying needs such as: * What they are able to do independently * Personal Care * Nutritional Needs * Daily Life * Choice and Control * Risks * Medications * Work, leisure and learning * Physical and mental health It is important that everything is included in the care plan. The person is the central aspect of the care plan and regardless of their state of mind, their dignity, integrity and most importantly, their individuality must be respected. If you look at a care plan as “input” and “outcomes”. THe use of a care plan does not structure itself around the service it provides but what is achieved by people receiving the service. 3.3 Explain the steps you would take if you could not gain consent from a person you support when undertaking an activity Consent can happen or be obtained in many different ways, whether it be informed consent (ensuring the client is informed of the task they are about to undertake), implied consent (a client may imply their consent by for example presenting their arm ready for a blood test or to take their blood pressure), written or verbal consent.
Unit 305 Outcome 1) 1) Person centred values ensure that each individual resident receives adequate care based on their personal wants and needs. Person centred values make sure that the care is planned around a specific individual and that they are at the heart of every decision. Throughout a health and social care setting being able to demonstrate person centred care can involve professionals, families, the individual and carers. Aspects of daily care should involve person centred values because each resident is different and will need to be treated as an individual. As a carer I demonstrate person centred values by relating to what each resident would like, what care they need, what assistance they will accept and treating each resident as a separate person but at the same time treating everyone equally.
Unit 2 The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia. 1.1 Describe what is meant by a person centred approach. Person centred approach is the person is being cared for rather than focusing on the disease. To try and understand the behaviours of the individual and how to respond to these also. The carer would encourage the individual to have more of a say in their day to day life, get them involved in decision making and feel valued.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.
How would you pass it on? 2.1 Demonstrate that the best interests of an individual with dementia are considered when planning and delivering care and support The key here is the care plan. What information is contained in the care plan? How does this benefit you? How does this benefit the individual?