Natcep day 6

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Natcep day 6

  1. 1. Promoting the Resident’s Independence NATCEP Day Six
  2. 2. Objectives • Identify losses, both physical and psychosocial, that may decrease independence • Identify some of the aspects of independent living a person may lose when they reside in an LTCF • Identify positive techniques a STNA can use to promote the resident’s independence • Name or list types of choices available to the resident to gain the highest level of independence
  3. 3. Losses the Decrease the Resident’s Independence • Physical – Loss of physical health – Reduced mobility – Sensory limitations – Activities of daily living
  4. 4. Losses the Decrease the Resident’s Independence • Psychosocial – Previous lifestyle – Family members – Loved ones – Personal property
  5. 5. Independence Living: Losses when Entering the LTCF • Space – Choice of living alone – Choice of roommate – Choice of location of room • Choices – Foods – Transportation – Eating – Wake/Sleep Time
  6. 6. Independence Living: Losses when Entering the LTCF • Contact with family and friends outside • Pets
  7. 7. How do we promote independence? • Consider this question for insight – How does the resident cope with losses? • Encourage positive coping mechanisms to adjust to the new environment – Encourage involvement in activities – Interaction with other residents • Identify resident strengths – encourage resident to use these to help adjust • Encourage independence with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) • Provide encouragement and assistance with group activities
  8. 8. How do we promote independence? • Give them CHOICES • Consider when, where, what, which for possible choices you can provide related to – Eating – Clothing – Activities – Sleeping – Daily care – Who (who they visit, eat with, etc)

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