Interwork Limited
presents
Practical Training
for Carers
Provide Support to Meet Personal
Care Needs
CONTENT
 Understanding the client’s personal support requirements
 Providing support to increase maximum participation
 Addressing personal support requirements
 Recognising and reporting changes in health and or support
requirements
Understanding
the
Client’s Personal Care Needs
PERSONAL CARE SUPPORT PLAN
A personal care support plan is developed individually
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Each plan is tailored to the needs and the support required by the particular
client
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The plan is developed through consultation with the client
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The plan can be modified to accommodate the support need of the client
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What should be included in a Care Plan
DAILY LIVING ACTIVITIES
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Daily living activities are activities we do to keep ourselves and where
we live, clean safe and organised
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Personal support requirements are tasks your client may need
assistance to complete
PERSONAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS
 Personal Hygiene
 Dressing and Undressing
 Grooming
 Oral Hygiene
 Mobility and Transfer
MORE PERSONAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS
 Elimination
 Hydration, Nutrition and Feeding
 Respiration
 Skin Maintenance
POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF PERSONAL CARE
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Embarrassment
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Fear
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Disempowerment
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Humiliation
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Discomfort
RISKS WHEN PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE
What risks are associated with providing personal support to meet
personal care needs?
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Risk is the chance that of something may go wrong and cause injury or
damage
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Risks may be present to both the client and the provider of support
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Precautions can be taken to avert, modify or prevent risks
AIDS AND EQUIPMENT
Using equipment, processes and aids
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Technical and operational skills need to be practiced before using with
clients
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Seeking appropriate support and guidance before using any
equipment, processes and aids
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Types of aids and equipment
Encouraging
Client
Participation
CLIENT INVOLVEMENT
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Confirm personal preferences that the client may have
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Encourage the client to participate in his/her own support plan
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Provide information that may help them to meet their own needs
Addressing
Personal
Support Needs
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
Equipment, Processes and Aids
Different types of equipment such as wheelchairs, mobility aids, bed
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Services within South Australia:
 Technical Aid for the Disabled
 Independent Living Centre
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Useful website:
Sa.gov.au
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
PROVIDING ASSISTANCE
Assistance you provide varies depending on the client’s needs, examples of
providing personal care include
 Showering
 Bed Bathing
 Shaving
 Toileting
 Eating and Drinking
 Oral Health Care
 Mobility and Transfer
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
Maintaining Client’s 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 person’s 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
Reporting Changes in
Client’s Health or
Needs
Reporting changes in a client’s health or needs
A client’s 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
RECAP
Provide Support to Meet Personal Care Needs
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