CASE STUDY: AGED Name: Nicholas ConnellAge: 68Nicholas Connell is a 68 year-old male living with his 65 year-old wife Lina Connell and pet dog in their own home. Nicholas was recently diagnosed with...

CASE STUDY: AGED
Name: Nicholas ConnellAge: 68Nicholas Connell is a 68 year-old male living with his 65 year-old wife Lina Connell and pet dog in their own home. Nicholas was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His symptoms include difficulty with walking, difficulty swallowing, loss of speech and reduction of motor skills, especially when holding cutlery. He is a high falls risk and aspiration risk.His wife Lina finds it difficult to manage his needs. Nicholas and Lina used to be very active, walking their pet dog daily, meeting up with friends at the local church and attending bingo at the RSL club weekly. His GP has referred him to the ACAT team to ensure his needs are supported in his home environment. Nicholas and the team outlined the following goals: improve mobility and motor skills with assistive technology and home modifications, walking his pet dog, increase socialisation/communication by reconnecting with his church group and bingo nights.
REPORT ON INDIVIDUAL CLIENT
Your report, with APA referencing, including in-text references (examples of this referencing style are available from the Library athttp://library.westernsydney.edu.au/main/guides/referencing-citation), should include the following:
  1. An assessment title.
  2. An introduction of approximately 100 words that provides an overview of what the reader may expect the report to address.
  3. Discuss the assessment and funding mechanism that apply to the chosen case study.
  4. A description of how community inclusion and participation may play an important role in the clients’ wellbeing.
  5. A discussion of the ways in which you may offer care to empower and promote independence.
  6. Consideration of each of the following is also required:
    • cultural awareness and diversity within the report
    • following safe work practices for direct client care
    • Point 6 above can be accommodated within other paragraphs. For example, you may consider cultural awareness when you discuss community inclusion (point 4). Or, you may consider safe work practices when discussing the promotion of independence (point 5).
  7. A conclusion of approximately 100 words that summarises the key points made in the report.
  8. An APA-formatted reference list of at least three (3) academic sources (government websites, journal articles, textbook chapters or monographs), which should start on a new page after your conclusion with the heading ‘References’. Please note that non-government websites are not allowed for this assessment and will not be counted towards the minimum academic sources required for this assessment.(APA 7 referencing style is available from the Library at http://library.westernsydney.edu.au/main/guides/referencing-citation).
May 08, 2021

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