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Diet / older individuals can also fallow specific diets that may increase risk in an olderperson, an also some condition related to nutrition Alcohol some of the elderly drink alcohol that is why we have to be aware of these types ofhabits that can increase the riskPsychological concerns Loss of confidence or psychological factors such as depression ordementia can impact on the level of risk for older persons Environmental hazards unsafe or lack of safety railing, clutter and mess furniture in theway, other tripping hazards including stairs and the layout of the residence Assessor Use Only:Correct Written ResponseCorrect Verbal Response (please provide notes)T1,Q6. What is some of the information that carers can help identify about clients and their risks?Carers can be extremely useful during a risk assessment; it is important to use their support andassistance as appropriate some of the information that carers can provide to help could be Previous falls history: It helps to know what injuries were sustained Abilities of the client: Carers can inform you if there are any medical conditions Personality of the older individual: Carers have an understanding of the older person’spersonality and how receptive they would be to change
Assessor Use Only:Correct Written ResponseCorrect Verbal Response (please provide notes)T1,Q7. Risk factors can be divided into internal and external factors. List three of eachRisk factors can be divided into internal and external factors. Internal risk factors may include: Increasing age Medical conditions Medication – especially sedatives or blood pressure medication External factors may include: Unsanitary living conditions Poverty Abuse – including sexual, emotional, physical, financial and system abuseDepression and anxiety Assessor Use Only:Correct Written ResponseCorrect Verbal Response (please provide notes)T1,Q8. What are some of the indicators that there may be factors outside of the community services scope of practice?Some of the indicators that may be factors outside of the community services scope of practice are A pre-existing injury Anxiety Emotionally unstable Demonstrates signs of depression Withdrawal from the community or family members Assessor Use Only:Correct Written ResponseCorrect Verbal Response (please provide notes)T1,Q9. Discuss two types of risk minimisation strategiesTwo types of options to minimise risk to the older person are Social support: It should be a priority the Social support, assistance and care fromfamily members, and carers in order to be an important part of any risk assessmentplan
Preventative: Prevention strategies are designed around reducing the factors thatincrease risk this can include pharmacy packing medications into appropriate times toenable independent medication management, or encouraging the older person to haveservices visit to clean their home, prepare meals or assist with daily tasks