396 Support individuals with multiple conditions and or disabilities

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Andrew George
396-Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
1:1 Describe possible multiple conditions and/or disabilities that individuals may have.
Patients with multiple conditions and/or disabilities have two or more disabling conditions that affect learning or other important life functions. These can include:

1.Mental retardation, dementia
2.Bad eyesight, blindness
3.Hard of hearing, deafness
4.Arthritis, paralysed body/parts
1:2 Explain how multiple conditions and/or disabilities many have an additional impact on the individual’s well being and quality of life.
Multiple conditions usually have additional impacts on individuals’ well being and quality of life. A person with arthritis only can live at home
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4:1 Support an individual to identify needs and preferences.
The importance of supporting the individual and allowing them to make their own decisions is vital. Communicating with them and allowing identifying their own needs and then supporting them in that decision. You could involve family, friends and carers in the process.
4:2 Identify any resources or specialist equipment that may be required to support an individual to engage in activities.
See 3:2 and 3:3 above.
4:3 Support an individual to engage in activities that meet their needs and preferences.
It is important to encourage an individual to do as much for themselves as is possible to maintain their independence and physical ability to maximise their full potential and independence. Supporting an individual will help them to develop, retain and regain their abilities.
5:1 Review with the individual and/or others, how well the activities have met the identified needs and preferences.
Sit and chat with the individual and ask him/her if they have enjoyed themselves during the activities? Speak to colleagues and ask if they had noticed a difference with that person. For example, if that person appeared happier or more cheerful than usual as this is an indication that the activities that you encouraged them to partake in has improved their well being, Particularly if the activity was something that person used to partake in when they were well.

5:2 Reflect on own support to an individual to engage
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