Good Physical Environments for Care

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Working environments are often the living environments for care receivers. There are many different environments which an individual can be cared for, such as a care home, family home, hospital, extra care housing and many other health care settings. These surroundings are the working environments for carers but it also needs to be remembered that these are living environments for the care receivers. I will be comparing two different cases using material from K101 (unit 15) to exemplify the different issues raised in a living/working environment and why it is important.
A residential setting is a safe and stable place where people live and get services and support, ranging from on call assistance to around the clock care. There are two different types of registration for care homes, one is a care home simply registered as a care home providing personal care. In this case the care home will provide personal care to its residents like washing, taking residents to the toilet and giving medication. The other registration is a care home registered as a care home providing nursing, here the care home will provide personal care and have a qualified nurse on duty twenty four hours a day to carry out nursing tasks.
There are other alternatives to residential settings, an individual may decide to be in sheltered housing or extra care housing scheme. This option offers independence with an increased level of care and support. There are different reasons as to why people go into residential settings, an individual may be suffering from a chronic illness such as dementia and need constant attention, lack of family to care for them, an individual wanting to be independent from his/her family members or an individual may be living in a disabling environment and needs to be in an environment which is not disabling.
To create a good care setting it is important that the

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