Person Centred Support
PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE PEOPLE'S
Principles our staff follow at Easy iCare
Levels and types of assistance
the person participates without prompting or assistance from staff
the person has a natural cue to remind them of what to do e.g., clothes for the day are laid out on the bed, towel is handed to them when its time to finish in the shower, dishcloth placed on table
The person is given a verbal cue to signal an activity, eg saying “it’s nearly 8 o’clock” (the time the bus arrives), “the laundry looks dry”, “the floor is a mess”
the person is told what to do e.g., “wash under your arms”
There is a visual aid or communication device to help the person; e.g. visual instructions on how to make a cup of tea, load and turn on washing machine; routine board so person knows what is happening next.
the person has something modified to participate, e.g. particular cups to prevent spillage, trolley to wheel out laundry
the staff first model what needs to be done, then the person does it e.g. make a cup of tea alongside the person, demonstrate washing your arms
Staff provide physical help to enable the person to participate, e.g. lift the person, provide support as they walk, feed them.