The observation/demonstration will take place either in the workplace or the training environment, depending on the task to be undertaken and whether it is an observation or demonstration. Your instructor will ensure you are provided with the correct equipment and/or materials to complete the task. They will also inform you of how long you have to complete the task. You should be able to demonstrate you can: 1. Develop relationships with older people 2. Provide services to older people 3. Support the rights of older people 4. Promote health and re-ablement of older people You should also demonstrate the following skills: Language skills Literacy skills Numeracy skills Employment skills
P a g e | 5 Activities Activity 1A Estimated Time 20 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to conduct interpersonal exchanges in a manner that promotes empowerment and develops and maintains trust and goodwill. Activity How can you establish rapport? What is active listening and how can it promote empowerment, trust and goodwill? Give three examples of negative or disempowering communication.
P a g e | 6 Activity 1B Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to recognise and respect older people’s social, cultural and spiritual differences. Activity What does the Equal Opportunity Act say about aged care providers and people’s social, cultural and spiritual differences? What is the ‘Living Longer Living Better’ aged care reform package?
P a g e | 7 Activity 1C Estimated Time 30 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person within organisation policy and protocols. Activity What are your organisational policy and procedures on privacy? What are your organisational policy and procedures on confidentiality? When can you breach confidentiality?
P a g e | 8 Activity 1D Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to work with the person to identify physical and social enablers and disablers impacting on health outcomes and quality of life. Activity What is the difference between enablers and disablers? Give three examples of each with your answer.
P a g e | 9 Activity 1E Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to encourage the person to adopt a shared responsibility for own support as a means of achieving better health outcomes and quality of life. Activity Who will you need to discuss responsibilities for client’s care with? Give two examples from your experience of responsibilities that a client has agreed to take.
P a g e | 10 Activity 2A Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify and discuss services which empower the older person. Activity How would you identify services that could help to empower an older person living at home?
P a g e | 11 Activity 2B Estimated Time 20 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to support the older person to express their own identity and preferences without imposing own values and attitudes and adjust services to meet the specific needs of the older person and provide services according to the older person’s preferences. Activity What are the benefits of formal assessments?