Groups that have a higher risk of becoming vulnerable include, children, people with learning and physical disabilities, people suffering with mental health problems, chronically ill people and the elderly. Age concern (1986) defines vulnerability in the elderly as ‘people in need of some support, help and/or advice in order to prevent personal or social deterioration or breakdown. Without this their level of dependency on others or their ability to manage their lives as they wish, might deteriorate to the point of necessitating their removal to institutional care, which is not their preferred option and might otherwise be prevented or postponed (page 11).’ This statement is proven in my clinical experience. Whilst on placement on a busy acute medical ward, at a local hospital, I helped to care for an elderly lady, whom I shall refer to as Mrs Berry. Mrs Berry was 87 and had been admitted to hospital following a fall
The person may benefit from professional counselling sessions in order for them to get to the bottom of what is causing the distress. You should give the person opportunity to talk and express themselves, making sure that you are non-judgmental and supportive. 4.3 Working closely and getting to know people will often help you to discover the triggers that make people distressed. You may manage to find ways in which you can contribute to reduce causes of distress. Depending on the underlying forces, distress can sometime be dealt with by physical means, such as, an immediate removal from the cause such as taking a break from work or from caring for a difficult, very ill, demanding relative.
White cap: What pieces of information are needed to assist the family in making a decision regarding Marianne’s care? Developing an effective care plan for a patient involves gathering information from different sources. In the case of Marianne, further information is needed to assist the family with making a decision regarding surgery. Besides her age, diagnosis, and current status, additional data should be collected. For example, when did her stroke signs and symptoms initiate?
For example people who suffer from Parkinson’s could have rigidity of their limbs which can affect their movement. When assisting the individual into different positions you have to make sure you assist the rigid limb into a different position also as if the individual lies on the limb for too long this could cause further pain and discomfort. This goes for any specific conditions. Outcome 2 The learner can: 1. Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals Anytime a health care assistant move or supports the weight of an individual they are using moving and handling techniques on that person.
1.2 Impact of specific conditions on correct movement and positioning There are a number of conditions that can have an impact on the correct movement and positioning of people. Arthritis People suffering with arthritis will often have stiff painful joints and frequently have limited movement in the affect areas. Care needs to be taken when moving or positioning arthritic people, to reduce the possibility of causing pain and discomfort. You also need to be aware of the limited movement of arthritic joints and not attempt to move these beyond their limits. Parkinson’s disease Sufferers of Parkinson’s disease may experience limb rigidity that can affect normal movement and positioning.
These matters tend to be when the issue is a life-threatening, life-limiting conditions, where the service user is experiencing pain and mental stress. When it comes to situations like these, a service user is less likely to want to talk about the issues at hand, forming a barrier to communication. This barrier is unhealthy for the service user as it can cause health problems and affect their wellbeing. | Strategies to overcome this barrier mean that the care practitioner should use the correct verbal and non-verbal communication skills, enabling a supportive and reassuring connection with the service user. Knowing and using the service users preferred communication methods could make them feel comfortable with talking to the care practitioner.
When it comes to short term medical care the advocate is there to help explain what is going to happen and why they maybe in the care facility. Short term care is temporary care for someone who may have been injured in some sort of accident. As the advocate I would also take into consideration how the client may feel about being in short term care. If they have questions I would go and ask the staff or doctor their questions and express their uncertainties about the care they are
One of the interventions that the team chose will be discussed thoroughly; although, cognitive interventions could be used in so many different scenarios depending on the condition of the client that will be treated. Cognitive Behavioral therapy, or behavior modification, trains individuals to replace undesirable behaviors with healthier behavioral patterns; based on this cognitive behavior the students will share, discuss and give examples on how an elderly person who has had a minor stroke and is fearful of falling could be treated by using cognitive intervention. Also, the client will show some resistance towards the physical therapy treatments that will be offered; therefore, the students will provide some possible approaches to aid the client to accept the therapy. The team will also be discussing how the chosen method could be used in other scenarios as
A. For example people suffering from Arthritis have limited movement from stiff and painful joints, to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort much care is put into moving and positioning individuals. People who suffer from cerebral palsy often have stiff and rigid limbs so good communication is important when supporting individuals to move and reposition. If an individual has a stroke you will need to know what part of the body has been affected and to what extent the damage. When individuals suffer from Parkinson’s disease they may
How quickly dementia progresses vary greatly from person to person.” (Alzheimer`s Society, 2013 p.2.b.) When it comes to treating people with dementia doctors, carers and nurses have to look at an individual holistically. In other words looking at a person`s social, physical, cultural, cognitive and emotional needs in order to care for them efficiently. There are certain skills and attributes needed when dealing with a person with any type of dementia, for example: Skills: Sound theoretical knowledge of how to manage the person, sound practical ability to care for the person, willingness to act as an advocate for the person, protection of information and the person, communication, commitment, time management skills. Attributes: Empathy, patience, sensitivity, discretion, respect, dignity, choice,