Mary Jones is a 75-year-old female, currently residing in Lakeview Nursing Home. Mary was admitted to the nursing home four years ago, following a left-sided Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke). Mary has a supportive family, two daughters, and a number of grandchildren, who frequently visit her on a weekly basis. Mary requires assistance with her activities of daily living, mainly personal hygiene, and dressing, maintaining a safe environment, mobility, and elimination needs. The Barthel index shows Mary is of medium dependency.
Michael Byrne is a 72-year-old male, with Parkinson’s disease, who has reduced mobility, type 2 diabetes, and a history of falls. Michael is currently being cared for in his own home, with the support of community health care assistants. Michael lives with his wife (Mary) and receives 3 calls a day under the homecare package. Michael uses a wheelchair and a downstairs room has been modified to a bedroom. Michael requires assistance with personal care and is occasionally incontinent of urine, and requires incontinent wear. Michael also requires hip protectors due to his history of falls.
Joe Clarke is an 80-year-old male and has Alzheimer’s, diagnosed four years ago, he is currently in the moderate stage of the disease and was admitted to Lakeview Nursing Home 6 months ago, as his family was unable to cope. Joe requires full assistance and supervision with daily activities of living and is unaware of the ability to maintain a safe environment for himself. He has a tendency to wander and needs to be re-orientated to his surroundings frequently. Joe’s cognitive ability is declining and he does not recognize his family when they visit.
Choose one of the case study profiles below to complete the reports and follow the guidelines provided to complete the same. The below case studies are a brief overview of a client and you are free to interpret and expand upon the client’s history, background if you wish. You can use the same client for all 3 reports if you wish or alternate.
Complete the assignment on a service user you have cared for during work placement or family member relative you have cared for in the home, whereby you have been involved in assisting them with personal care and their healthcare needs.
You are required to write three reports on the following skills/tasks. In the reports, you are required to illustrate good client care practices that you will implement in future practice. In each of the reports, you need to illustrate understanding and knowledge of your role in promoting safe practices, client independence, and dignity during care interventions.
Task 1: Assisting a client with a meal or feeding a client a meal.
Task 2: Assisting a client with Personal Hygiene (tub-bath, bed bathing, or showering).
Task 3: Assisting a client to a commode or assisting with toileting a client or emptying a catheter bag.
Your reports will be assessed on the following: