SCENARIO / CASE STUDY (This will help you answer Task 4)
John is an 91 year old man who has been brought to your nursing home from another centre for a temporary respite following a fall at home. He lives alone in his own home. He is hard of hearing. He had been attempting to clean out the gutters following a storm. He is not sure how he got to hospital and is not good at providing other health or family history. On a Mini Mental Status Examination he scored 17 out of 30, which is well under the cut-off score of 24. This indicates that he has possible cognitive impairment. His dislocated shoulder has been reduced under anaesthesia following two unsuccessful attempts at closed reduction. John has not eaten or taken any fluids since returning to the ward. You become concerned that when his wife leaves after the evening meal, he becomes restless and begins to experience difficulty responding to directions.
In an extended essay, using the following information could you help explain how the health and social care services can support Harry manage this significant event in his life.
Learning Objectives for Unit 20 Supporting Independent Living
1. Understand the use of technology to support independent living
2. Understand the implications of developments in technology for use in health and social care
3. Be able to suggest technologies to support independent living for users of health and social care services
1.1 explain how technology can be used to support users of health and social care services in living independently
1.2 analyse barriers to the use of technology to support users of health and social care services in living independently
1.3 explain the benefits of these technologies to health and social care organisations and their users
2.1 explain health and safety considerations in the use of technologies in health and social care
2.2 discuss ethical considerations in the use of technologies in health and social care
2.3 explain the impact of recent and emerging technological developments on health and social care services, organisations and care workers
3.1 identify the specific needs of an individual requiring support to live independently
3.2 make recommendations for how technologies might support the independent living arrangements
3.3 evaluate the usefulness of technology for users of health and social care services.
Task 4– MERIT
In this task, you are required to identify, design and present a package of care suitable for John in the above case study. As a guide you will present your findings in a power-point presentation to your manager with attached your supporting note setting out your strategies
M1-Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions
M2-Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques
M3- Present and communicate appropriate findings of the care delivered
Identify a programme of activities which will be deployed to health and social care service users in your organisation or one you are familiar and which requires input from outside organisations and agencies in managing a patients to leave independently.
D1-Critically reflect your own work in making the activities a success in your workplace and how the clients have benefited.
D2-Comment on how the activity was selected / designed and apply appropriate to benefit clients.
D3-Present your report or presentation by showing convergent/lateral/creative thinking.
The following may be useful:
www.rnib.org.uk Royal National Institute for the Blind www.rnid.org.uk Royal National Institute for the Deaf