Supporting Independent Living in Health and Social Care Assignment

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Supporting IndependentLiving in Health and SocialCare
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................4TASK 1............................................................................................................................................41.1 Use of technology which support users of social and health care services to liveindependently..............................................................................................................................41.2 Barriers to use of technology that support users of health and social care services in livingindependently..............................................................................................................................51.3 Benefits of technologies to social and healthcare organisation............................................6TASK 2......................................................................................................................................72.1 Health and safety consideration of the assistive technologies..............................................72.2 Ethical consideration in use of assistive technologies.........................................................82.3 Impact of recent and emerging technologies developments on social and health careorganizations, care workers and services....................................................................................9TASK 3..........................................................................................................................................103.1 Specific needs of person requiring support........................................................................103.2 Recommendations for technologies how these can support independent livingarrangements.............................................................................................................................113.3 Usefulness of technology for the users of social and healthcare services...........................12CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................14
INTRODUCTIONSupporting independent living in health and social care is refers to those who needsupport of other to live quality of life. Technology is utilized by most individuals to help suchkind of people with their everyday needs and lives. Email aid and mobile communication,internet is type of source of information and remote control devices which works with a singlebutton. This technology can help people to access social and health care services so thatindividuals with their specific needs and live independently (Aveyard, 2014). Increasingly socialand health care is seeking to make sure that individuals with disability and other diseases or olderindividuals are able to live without depending on other within their communities. To make iteffective and achieve, there are new types of care solutions have been identified which will allowreceipts to maintain privacy wish list and support of technologies which will easy their work.Telecare is constructed by number of new features in that some are passive which monitor wellbeing and health of person without the active involvement. This assignment will includeknowledge about technologies and how it can be used to provide support and differentimplications of the development in these technologies for social and health care.MAIN BODYTASK 11.1 Use of technology which support users of social and health care services to liveindependentlyIndependent living is defined as ability to examine or check alternatives and makinginformed decisions directly in one's own life. It is an ability which requires availability offinancial resources, peer group support and information systems, this process is dynamic and itcan not be static. This is a philosophy and movement of individuals with disabilities which workfor self-determination, self respect and equal opportunities. This means people who are not ableto support their own needs needs due to health issues are vulnerable part of group or communityalso requires similar opportunities related to life so that they can have a quality of life likenormal people older and disable individual need technologies which make their life more easier,there are some health care devices which helps such people to provide their needs and ensure thatthey are living in such a way as they want (Berzin, Singer and Hokanson, 2014). People who are
dependent on other people or their family to get support for their basic needs are mainly requiresocial and health care in order to fulfil their basic health related requirements.In such individual to get all the needs they want assistive technology is used by installingcertain types of devices which helps social care workers to track their patients. Assistivetechnology is a wide term that is used to explain any object, system or device and item whichenables an individual to perform any task that they could not able perform in the absence of thatparticular device or increase safety and ease by which specific tasks can be done. Thistechnology is aid which can assist most vulnerable and frail members of society to live withsafety and live well in particular environment. This is very important and essential technologywhich helps both social workers and service users (Chen,Hicks and While, 2014).In the case study Mrs Mary Johnson live alone in Northamptonshire, as she is becomingdisorientated and increasingly forgetful which makes difficult to fine way of home and this iseffecting mentally, causing distress. This is why Mary referred to safe at home scheme forassistive technology. As her children are interested in this technology to know whether this helptheir mother with daily needs. Care providers installed gas sensor and cut off valve, door alert forback door, lifeline telecare alarm unit and radio smoke detector.Lifeline alarmwhich isprovided by telecare is emergency system which helps to get care with care team whenever thebutton is pressed.Radio smoke detectoris heat alarm which is interlinked through the radiofrequency signals. As patient forgets things often which can create risk in this case. And theother device which isdoor alert for back dooras sometimes Mary goes out and forget the wayof home this alarm will provide information about patient whenever she is going out.1.2 Barriers to use of technology that support users of health and social care services in livingindependentlyUse of assistive technology have suggested infrequent utilization of prescribed device athome, community settings and vocational & poor rate of by the care workers, as programmesrelated AT should be implemented. There are certain barriers which challenges utilization of AT.Staff training and attitude, as this technology regulation requires special training for staff andcare workers. Some worker will not be familiar with the use of given devices and equipmentswhich can be harmful for patient, such type of equipment handling requires training in thatparticular area in order to provide care to patients (Corrigan,Druss and Perlick, 2014).Occupational therapists have critical role in assessment of assistive technology needs and also
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