Assignment: Home Safety Plan Concept Map (individual activity)
Instructions – Students should develop a concept map that holistically addresses the following:
o Mr. Amid’s strengths and challenges as an individual, as member of a family, and as a member of a community (Students should use creativity and logic to fill in the gaps in Mr. Amid’s story that are not explicit in the virtual experience.)
o The map should also identify and cluster home safety issues from the perspective of what was observed in the virtual experience and what was missing or unable to be assessed in Mr. Amid’s environment.
o Upload the completed concept map in the dropbox provided.
Note: The drawing tools in MS Word should be sufficient to create a digital concept map; purchase of concept mapping software is not required to complete this assignment.
MODEL 6 NOTES
8/21/2020 5:49:47 AM
A response that validates Mr. Amid’s assessment that he has never had a problem before, while explaining that you want to prevent anything bad from happening in the future, is the best option. A confrontational, judgmental style is not appropriate (such as suggesting that Mr. Amid will fall and break his other hip, or that you believe he would want to make changes). Nor it is appropriate to address a concern for the grandchildren (however kind in intention) by suggesting that the grandchildren should clean the home, instead of addressing Mr. Amid’s ongoing health issues.
8/21/2020 5:47:27 AM
Cleaning the home and removing hazards (such as standing water and repairing items with frayed electrical cords) are necessary changes before Mr. Amid’s environment will be safe enough for him to return home. Pet feces and rodents are a sanitation/cleanliness issue, and can also be a health hazard, as are food and liquids that have been open and out of the refrigerator. Standing water in tubs, sinks and large buckets can be a health hazard, as well as a drowning hazard for children. Because frayed cords present a fire hazard, they will need to be removed or repaired before they are used again. Although it is important to present Mr. Hassan Amid with smoking-cessation materials, putting up “No Smoking” signs throughout his house is not the best option. Although it might be helpful to go shopping and fill the refrigerator and cupboards with healthy foods, this is not the role of the PHN.
8/21/2020 5:46:39 AM
Risk for fall Fire Dirty Disorganized
8/21/2020 4:40:28 AM
You should systematically assess the exterior and interior of Mr. Amid’s home for concerns that may pose a health or safety hazard or risk for him and his extended family. There are eight locations in Mr. Amid’s house and yard you must visit. Open the map view of his property by clicking on the Map button along the left edge of the screen. Click on a point on the map to move to that location. Each location will have two to four indicators. For example, you start in the front yard where there are three indicators you must click on.
8/21/2020 4:39:50 AM
Needs assessment on home for safety issues Risk for fall
8/21/2020 4:37:37 AM
Hello, my name is Hassan Amid. I’m 78 and have lived alone since my wife passed away over a year ago. I am trying to get by the best I can, but it is hard without my Amara. This old house has been the gathering place for our family since we built it in 1950, but at times I wonder if I can still take care of it. Both of my children and their families live near enough to visit regularly. I love it when my grandkids and great-grandkids come over to see me and play with the old toys I have in the house. I have bad arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some trouble with my heart. I do take lots of medications, but I do a pretty good job of keeping them straight. Last month I tripped on my back deck and broke my hip. They fixed the hip and then sent me to a transitional care unit where I have been getting physical and occupational therapy. They tell me I am getting better, and should be ready to go home soon, but my house is kind of a mess, and one of the nurses told me she isn’t sure it is safe for me to live there right now. At least with being here for a month, I’m not smoking any more. I’m pretty happy about that. They are going to send one of the public health nurses over to check out my house to see what needs to be fixed so it is safe for me to live there again. They told me that after the nurse goes through my house, she will visit me and help me with a plan to fix the house.
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