Provide support to continue therapies
Unit number A/601/9028
Outcome 1 understand the importance of supporting individuals to continue recommended therapies
1.1 Analyse the potential of recommended therapies to an individual`s health and wellbeing.
All of our clients at Bethphage have a disability, this could be physical, mental and medical and therefore will need some kind of support and therapy during their time with us. Bethphage provides a variety of support for example:- they have counsellors,and staff and management provide a range of training for staff in health and nutrition, medicines etc. They liase with social workers, doctors, nurses ,occupational therapists etc to find the best therapies for our clients . Many of the therapies I have seen are taking clients to hydro pools, sensory rooms, gyms and physiotherapy sessions.
Supporting clients with regular therapies will help with their mobility and build up the core strength and make them healthier, more independent, generally happier and encourage social skills.
1.2 Describe barriers that may prevent individuals from continuing recommended therapies, and the possible consequence of discontinuation.
Barriers that may prevent individuals from continuing recommended therapies could be illness, their disability, mood, the equipment may need repairing or replacing. The client may have had an operation and may not be able to continue the therapy for a certain amount of time. The possible consequence of discontinuation could be their therapy could be set back and could take longer than first thought. The partial loss of or total of movement of a limb. The may not be able to do standing transfers, which could result in the loss of independence. The client could become socially excluded from their peers, they also could become withdrawn or depressed.
Be able to encourage individuals to complete activities recommended by therapists
. 2.2 Provide opportunities for an individuals to access information about the benefits for continuing the recommended therapy.
There are many opportunities for clients to access knowledge regarding the therapy they are receiving for example clients are free to talk to a member of staff at any point and staff can either direct them to an appropriate member of staff or support the client to read simple health guides or access the internet or attend the library where they will find a mass of information, if the client isn’t happy with these options, staff may look at external options for example someone coming in and discussing it with them.
2.3 Describe how to overcome an individual`s fears or concerns about continuing the recommended therapy.
To overcome a client’s fears or concerns about continuing the recommended therapy would be to explain the benefits this therapy will have on their health and well-beingand to show the client what they can achieve if they continue their therapy. During therapy, show far they have come on and explain what could happen if they stop doing their recommended therapy.
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