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1 Interwork Limited presents Practical Training for Carers Provide Support to Meet Personal Care Needs

2 CONTENT Understanding the clients personal support requirements Providing support to increase maximum participation Addressing personal support requirements Recognising and reporting changes in health and or support requirements

3 Understanding the Clients Personal Care Needs

4 PERSONAL CARE SUPPORT PLAN A personal care support plan is developed individually Each plan is tailored to the needs and the support required by the particular client The plan is developed through consultation with the client The plan can be modified to accommodate the support need of the client What should be included in a Care Plan

5 DAILY LIVING ACTIVITIES Daily living activities are activities we do to keep ourselves and where we live, clean safe and organised Personal support requirements are tasks your client may need assistance to complete

6 PERSONAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS Personal Hygiene Dressing and Undressing Grooming Oral Hygiene Mobility and Transfer

7 Elimination Hydration, Nutrition and Feeding Respiration Skin Maintenance MORE PERSONAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

8 POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF PERSONAL CARE Embarrassment Fear Disempowerment Humiliation Discomfort

9 RISKS WHEN PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE What risks are associated with providing personal support to meet personal care needs? Risk is the chance that of something may go wrong and cause injury or damage Risks may be present to both the client and the provider of support Precautions can be taken to avert, modify or prevent risks

10 AIDS AND EQUIPMENT Using equipment, processes and aids Technical and operational skills need to be practiced before using with clients Seeking appropriate support and guidance before using any equipment, processes and aids Types of aids and equipment

11 Encouraging Client Participation

12 CLIENT INVOLVEMENT Confirm personal preferences that the client may have Encourage the client to participate in his/her own support plan Provide information that may help them to meet their own needs

13 Addressing Personal Support Needs

14 Equipment, Processes and Aids There is a range of equipment processes and aids available to ensure clients are cared for safely and properly An assessment usually takes place to decide what is required

15 Equipment, Processes and Aids Different types of equipment such as wheelchairs, mobility aids, bed Services within South Australia: Technical Aid for the Disabled Independent Living Centre Useful website:

16 DEALING WITH RISK Categories of risk include: Evidence of self neglect Behaviours of concern Impaired judgment and problem solving ability Impaired cognitive functioning Changes in health status Home environment hazards Social right infringements

17 PROVIDING ASSISTANCE Assistance you provide varies depending on the clients needs, examples of providing personal care include Showering Bed Bathing Shaving Toileting Eating and Drinking Oral Health Care Mobility and Transfer

18 PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL CARE Assistance can include technical care Checking or changing a dressing Catheter care Prostheses Ant thrombotic stockings Breathing devices Simple eye care

19 Maintaining Clients Confidentiality, Privacy and Dignity The following are mandatory in the workplace These form part of the roles and responsibilities of an employee working in the area of providing support to meet personal care needs 1.Privacy refers to a persons ability to control access of others to themselves and information about themselves 2.Confidentiality is about data or information, and refers to managing access to private information 3.Dignity refers to a persons pride and self respect

20 Reporting Changes in Clients Health or Needs

21 A clients condition and/or health may from day to day Note any changes Report as is necessary Seek advice on variations to the work plan that may be required Modify processes aids and equipment as required Reporting changes in a clients health or needs

22 RECAP Provide Support to Meet Personal Care Needs Evaluate the information you have received in this session

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