The negative side of sensory loss is that they may find it hard to feed themselves, dressing themselves and that their mobility may deteariate. Also, hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. Some people may also feel alone and scared due to sensory loss. There is support for the deaf and blind to give them a better outlook on life. 1.4 Steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be that you make sure all areas are clear of obstacles so therefore an individual with eye sight impairment might fall over or fall into.
Question 1 There are numerous potential affects due to difficulties with continence in relation to the individuals' self esteem, health and day to day activities; these include: o Low mood stemmed from lack of dignity and privacy. o Social isolation and embarrassment. o Individual lives in fear of being unable to manage their needs. o Deterioration to their health caused by dehydration due to wanting to prevent incontinence or wanting to reduce mobilising to facilitate needs. o Moisture damage to the skin can be caused to the individual due to being unable to cope with or without aids or support.
Unit 393: Understand Sensory Loss Sensory loss is an impairment of any of the senses. Without probably realising we use these senses to carry out everyday life. Sensory loss can lead to isolation and frustration for individuals who suffer with these losses. Factors may be simple things we take for granted, for example people who have difficulty hearing and seeing may not be able to enjoy watching TV, a telephone conversation, or be able to distinguish between people’s faces and so on. People’s attitudes and beliefs towards people with sensory difficulties may impact negatively on individuals as they may assume that they lack understanding; quite often it may be those who are making assumptions who are acting incorrectly in accordance with the impairment; for example, people may use a raised voice when speaking to someone with a visual impairment.
Visual impairments can also be difficult in these situations and may affect a person’s ability to read body language, facial expressions and see gestures. Persons who have dual sensory loss will find it extremely difficult and be frustrated during day to day tasks. It can lead to loss of interests in activities and in some case may cause a person to have little or no contact with the world around them. It can have serious effects if a person misinterprets what they are being spoken to about by their family, friends and possibly medical professionals. Persons with hearing impairments would need to focus on reading lips and body language to uphold conversations just as people with visual impairments would rely on their hearing to be able to function effectively within society.
You may also see cuts on an individual from self harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour and could lead to repeated urinary infections. There could also be signs of depression, loss of self esteem and self confidence, withdrawn from things and a loss of interest, insecurity and not being able to trust people as a result of financial abuse. Unkempt appearance, loss of weight, dehydration and not looking presentable can be forms of neglect. 1.3 There are factors contributing to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse the individuals age could be a factor if they are elderly or a young person and they cannot
Asthma could affect Kate socially because she may not get to see her friends as much as she would like because of activities that involve exercise such as swimming. Her asthma may even prevent her from going to sleepovers with her friends in case of an asthma attack which could isolate Kate from her friends. Asthma- Adulthood Asthma could affect Kate physically because she may not be able to exercise as much because of getting out of breath and constant use of her asthma pump so it could cause her to put on weight or become overweight which could also lead to other diseases. Asthma could affect Kate intellectually because if Kate has a job she could miss time at work for things such as medical appointments or if she is too ill which could affect her pay or even put her job on the line. Asthma could affect Kate emotionally because asthma could really lower Kate’s self-esteem and cause her to have anxiety or make her depressed if she is overweight.
A person living with a carer may increase the chances of abuse, the elderly person is reliant on person to care for them and this may cause stress and resentment if the carer is unable to cope and have a poor relationship with the service user. Vulnerable adults in a care home environment are more susceptible due to understaffing or poor staff training. The risk of abuse may increase if a vulnerable person is living or in contact with someone who has a history of violence or sexual abuse, continuing the cycle. An individual who is or feels isolated may be more vulnerable to abuse as they have no support network and have no contact with friends and family. Poor communication between the service user and carer is a factor, he or she may be unable to express their concerns or opinions.
Unit 4222-224 Support individuals to manage continence Understanding factors that affected the management of continence 1. Difficulties with continence Low self-esteem Lack of dignity A feeling of loosing independence Affecting employment Embarrassment Feeling of isolation Depression Distress Individuals may avoid getting help with there incontinence due to embarrassment discussing the subject. Some people avoid going out in public because of the fear of a “accident”. incontinence is one of the main reasons why a person may end up in care, they or there casers can no longer manage there continence. Individuals may reduce there intake of fluids or food to reduce the risk of a “accident”, this in time can result in infections
Some carer’s are poorly trained and this can causes stress for the service user as they are not being respected or having their needs met. Changes of staff make it difficult also as there is no continuity of care and this can be frustrating. Service users want more of a say in the care plan and don't find it flexible enough. All of these things can cause difficulties when the carer arrives. Personal assistants offer a more personal and flexible approach.
In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s individuals will need more support to help them eat, wash, dress and use the toilet. They are more likely to become very forgetful and neglect their own personal care. They will also become upset due to losing their independence and due to chemical imbalances within the