Support for Daily Living Tasks and a Care Plan: A Reflection

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Reflective Account Personal Statement Support for daily living tasks and a care plan: Every person in the nursing home has his or her own specific daily living plan. Many of the plans are quite similar but there are differences for people that have specific physical health or mental health issues. The resident has five legal rights: a) to be treated with "respect and dignity"; b) to privacy; c) to be informed of services and fees; d) to medical care; and e) to manage their money (Findlaw.com). Clarify individual requirements for providing independence in daily living: The staff in the nursing home is required by management to encourage independence whenever possible. For example instead of washing an elderly woman's face (which she expects) I urge her to do it herself and give her strong praise when she does it well. She also likes someone to feed her but I found out she could do it by herself if encouraged. She spills food on her dress but she learns to do it herself which is important for what little independence she experiences. Describe how and when to get guidance to resolve concerns about daily living tasks: When a patient is having an apparent seizure (or is physically ill) there is a button in each room to alert supervising nurses to come at once. When a patient refuses to eat or won't take her prescription and this is out of character the aide has a supervisor to contact without delay. Planning meals that support the individual's health and cultural needs:
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