Assessment 32468/02 Knowledge Test
Added on - 21 Apr 2020
Student Name:Student ID:Assessment 32468/02 Knowledge TestE1144Certificate III in IndividualSupport (Ageing, Homeand Community)Module 1: Meeting theneeds of older peopleThis is assessment 2 of 31. Background/OverviewSupport workers are the foundations of all those involved inaged care. The support worker, through providing hands-oncare for the client, gains a thorough understanding of allaspects of the client’s health and support needs. These arethen relayed to the registered nurse and other people alsoinvolved in the care process. This is all completed in theumbrella of a person-centred approach.2. BriefFor this assessment, you will be demonstrating your ability tomeet the needs of older people in a care and support workerrole. In this assessment you will meet Julie,an aged careworker, and assist her in her daily support activities.Thisassessment is comprised of nine (9) short answer questions.DeliverablesThis assessment will besubmitted in Word doc format.To do list:1.Readthebackground/overviewand brief sections of thisdocument.2.Read the scenario.Answer the 9 short-answer questions andprovide referencing asrequired.3.Save the Word documentusing the namingconvention: [yourstudentnumber]_[assessment]_[assessmentnumber].doc. Forexample:“12345678_31135_01.doc.”4.Upload your document inOpen Space using therelevant AssessmentUpload link in this StudyPeriod.
ScenarioJulie is an aged care worker.She works for two organisations.The first, CareShore, is an aged care facility where sheworks in the mornings. The second, HomeCare, is acommunity and home care support network. Anna andKostas are two of her clients she works with in theafternoons.For this assessment, you will meet some of Julie’s clientsand demonstrate the knowledge you have learnt in Module1 regarding meeting the needs of older people.Answer the following 9 short-answer questions:Your written answers should be approximate 50-100 words in length (+/-10%) perquestion. The word count is a guideline and you can present your answers in narrativeor bullet point format.Ensure you acknowledge and cite your sources accordingly – this is important whetheryou use your own words or another writer’s. You can review the Academic ReferencingGuide in yourstudent handbook.
QUESTION 1:Below are four of Julie’s clients who are residents in CareShore.For each of them, identify how you would encourage and support independent action andthinking. Complete the table that follows. The first one has been completed for you as anexample.Janice. Janice has had a stroke and struggles with speech. She needstochoose what to wear that day.Paul. Paul always chooses options that he thinks the staff at CareShore wanthim to choose.Karim.Karim, who is new to the aged care facility, is asked if hewould like lamingtons for afternoon tea. He does not know, as he hasnever had them before.Betty.Betty has dementia. Her husband comes to visit, and Julie asks him whatactivities Betty would like to be involved in at the centre. Betty’s husband does notwant to say anything, as he is just grateful for the service and does not want to rockthe boat by making demands. He tellsJulie that Betty will just do what the others do.
PersonIndependent action and thinkingJaniceHold up choices of clothing that Janice can nod or shake her head to indicate what shewould like to wear.PaulDiscuss the benefits and disadvantages of the various available options and allow Paulto decide for himself, which option he thinks would better meet his health demands.Also give him a clear understanding of the fact that his choices will be respected.Hemust be frequently encouraged to take decisions for himself, which in turn willincrease his self confidence.KarimTake Karim to the pantry and show him the ingredients that are used in preparinglamingtons.The medical records will be checked to ascertain if Karim suffers from anyhypersensitive reactions. Check whether the nutritionist has imposed any dieataryrestrictions on him due to his health.Also help him know how they taste by engaginghim in discussions with clients who have already tasted it.BettyDemonstrate all activities that are carried out in the aged-care centre and elaborate ontheir probable health benefits. Assist her husband to understand which activity willcater to the health demands of Betty and give him an upper hand in deciding theactivity he thinks will be beneficial for his wife.Discuss the benefits of the activitieswith Betty as well and try to understand if she feels more inclined to perform anyparticular activity.
QUESTION 2:When Julie goes into Karim’s room to attend to his shower, shenotices that he has a black eye. She asks him what has happened.He says that when he was taken into the toilet in the morning, hefell and hit his eye. Julie asks him if a staff member was presentwhen he had the fall. Karin responded yes, a staff member was inattendance but he does not know her name.A: What should Julie do and why?(50-100 words)Julie should immediately check the records of the centre to know the name of the staff whoattended Karim during the accident. She should immediately report it to the authorities andask for an explanation from the concerned staff for not preventing the accident and notreporting it later on. She should also apply a compress of ice bag or damp cloth on the injuredarea to reduce discoloration and swelling.A risk or hazard assessment should be immediatelyconducted by Julie to gather information about Karim and the surrounding circumstances thatmight have contributed to abuse. The assessment will help in increasing accuracy ofidentification of the problem and will also help Julie to plan for proper interventions that willprevent occurrence of such incidents in future.B: Karim’s black eye could easily have been an accident, but in some cases it could be a sign ofabuse. Outline some other indicators of elder abuse. (50 words)The most common indicators are arguments with the care giver, personality or behaviorchanges, restricted movement, unexplained cuts, bruises, bite marks, scratches, burns orsevere injuries such as sprains, punctures or broken bones. Overuse of sedation, fearamong clients and conflicting stories about the injuries are also warning signs.Someindicators of elder abuse are eviction notices, unpaid bills, and new best friends, unusualactivity in the bank accounts, missing of belongings or property and unawareness offinancial arrangements. Common sexual abuse indicators that might also have resulted inthis incident are problems in sitting and wlking, sustained pelvic injury, torn or bloodyunderwear, bleeding from the genitalia, panic attack, agitation and agitation symptoms.C: How, and to whom, do you report your suspicions of elder abuse? (50 words)