Lyn is unable to communicate verbally due to medical diagnosis. She is bed-fast and her limbs are rigid. She is able to follow one’s gaze by moving her head to the left and right.
Her family informed staff that Lyn is able to understand what is said to her but so far there is no confirmation of this fact. Staff has observed that Lyn will look towards where her name was spoken and she has smiled once or twice.
Lyn nods on and off throughout the day and often has to be woken up for meals.
|Recorded by:||Solange Kindermann|
|Date of Record:||23/03/2021|
|Activities Support:||Unable to participate in programmed activities|
|Extra Support:||Lyn is totally dependent on staff for all her needs|
To provide safe and caring environment.
To ensure spiritual needs are met.
To provide sensorial stimulation suitable to Lyn’s needs.
Staff will visit Lyn for 30 minutes 3 x weekly to talk to her and offer reassurance. They will place themselves in front of her, speak clearly and wait for her to react. They may also read inspiring poems or passages from the bible to her, tidy her dresser and show her photos of her family. Staff will observe Lyn’s body language for clues as to whether she is content.
Lyn will have ‘beauty therapy’ performed by staff at least once a week. This will include brushing her hair, cleansing and moisturizing her face and nail care.
Staff will massage Lyn's hands and/or feet 2 or 3 times a week using essential oils mixture presecribed by the Aromatherapist.
Lyn will have ministers of religion visiting her once or twice a month as her family wishes.
Staff will ensure Lyn’s radio is tuned into a classical music program daily and place the tv directly in front of her in the afternoons to watch the news.
Lyn will be placed in a tub chair daily for a few hours and taken to the veranda to appreciate the sights, sounds and smells coming from the garden.
Lyn will visit a children’s playgroup each month.
Lyn’s family comes twice a week to visit and staff will keep in close contact with them to inform and reassure them in relation to Lyn’s wellbeing. <
Staff will observe Lyn closely to detect emotional upsets. Extra time will be spend with Lyn if she seems anxious or upset.
Every third month.