Person-Centred Approaches to Supporting Independence
Understanding what is important to an older person living with frailty is at the heart of person-centred approaches and should guide all subsequent support and actions.
Through the real-life stories of Nirmala, Baldev and Victor, the modules contained within this bundle enhance understanding of frailtyand enable participants to apply their knowledge and analyse a range of situations and scenarios.
The resources cover all the capabilities of Domain B: Person-centred collaborative working
Module 5: Supporting Independence & Person-Centred Care introduces the definitions, principles, skills and a template for person-centred collaborative working. It also allows participants to share their perspectives on what improvements can be made to ways of working. The module provides a common language and definitions of self-care and supported self-care. It outlines the principles and skills required to support independence through person-centred care and introduces the Supporting Independence Care Planning template.
The Supporting Independence Care Planning template provides a structured approach to understanding what is important to the individual and then exploring what is helping them as well as getting in the way of the person doing what they would like to be able to do.
Taking a positive ‘can do’ strengths-based approach it encourages those involved in supporting older people living with frailty to apply the principles of empowerment, motivation and capability, whilst also exploring the full range of local capacity to support the person (including family, friends, local community).
The module concludes with an exercise that allows staff to explore what helps and what hinders integrated and person-centred care.
Modules 8 - 11 provide case studies to support specific elements of the training, and participants are also encouraged to apply the tools to their own case examples or current situations. The case studies include:
Module 8: Victor's story - uses a video featuring role play actors and memorabilia to enable participants to learn more about Victor, his life, what’s important to him and his current situation and to meet Kath (Victor’s daughter). The focus is on achieving the best possible quality of life for individuals who are being supported to remain living as independently as possible in their own home despite advancing frailty and dementia.
Module 9: Nirmala's Multi-Disciplinary Team - uses scripted role play cards to provide background information about Nirmala’s extended stay in hospital following her stroke and fall. The role play cards also introduce the different members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) that supported Nirmala. The focus is on the challenges and opportunities to motivate Nirmala during her hospital stay. Participants are encouraged to think how can we help Nirmala to achieve her goal of being discharged back home and improve her quality of life during her time in hospital.
Module 10: Caring for the carers: Baldev’s story - uses a narrated video to introduce Baldev, Nirmala’s husband, providing information about his outlook on life, how Nirmala’s hospitalisation affected him and his concerns for the future. Baldev’s story is then used to explore opportunities to care for the carer and manage changes in the carer’s own level of frailty. It can be used to consider how NICE guidance on multimorbidity (NG56) provides an approach to consider Baldev's disease and treatment burden in a holistic manner, including the psychological impact of adjusting to a carer role and its impact on Baldev's own quality of life.
Module 11: Adapting to live well with frailty: Nirmala & Baldev together - provides participants with the opportunity to explore the potential of Assistive Technology (AT) to support Nirmala and Baldev to continue living in their own home as independently and safely as possible despite advancing frailty. Short video clips are available to highlight the how a range of AT has been used across each of the domains of the frailty fulcrum. It also highlihts the importance of joint care planning for older couples living with frailty.
The bundle also provides access to all the resources of the Frailty Toolkit for the lead trainer and Module 12: Introduction to the Frailty Toolkit ensures trainers have sufficient awareness and understanding of the available resources and how to gain access.
What you get:
Digital download of all the resources for unlimited in-house use, including videos, slide presentations, handouts, facilitator guides and model answer care plans.
Printed copies of the resources are also available here.
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