Basic functional requirements of all participants at Senior Center:
-Oriented to person, time, and place.
-At minimum need cuing to recognize or follow directions
-No history of wandering
-Ambulate independently or with use of an assistive device
-Must be able to administer own medication
-Require minimal assistance with meals such as carrying trays, setup, orientation
-Can be easily redirected for social appropriate behavior (with prompts or second set of directions)
-Score between 19-23 on the Cognitive Impairment Scale
-Privately uses incontinence products independently
ID/DD (intellectual disability/ developmental disability), Stroke, Early Dementia
Intellectual disability: term used when there are limit’s to a person’s ability to learn at an expected level and function in daily life. Examples of ID are down syndrome, genetic conditions, birth defects or infections that happen before birth. Individual’s with intellectual disabilities may have trouble solving problems, remembering things or understanding social rules (“Facts About Intellectual Disability, 2020).
Developmental disability: term used to describe a group of conditions that began during the development period of an individuals life that have impacted their daily functioning. Signs of a DD can appear in a person’s physical, learning, lingual or behavioral presentation. Examples of DD are cerebral palsy, hearing or vision loss, and autism. Individuals with developmental disabilities may have trouble with ambulation, following instructions, social rules and memory (“Facts About Developmental Disability,” 2019).
Stroke: Occurs when something blocks blood supply to a part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts and damages the brain in some way. A stroke can result in partial or full paralysis of the body, trouble with thinking or memory, bowel and bladder problems, or trouble expressing emotions (“Facts About Stroke,” 2019).
Early dementia: General term for impairments that effect a person’s day-to-day thinking, memory or decision making. Individuals experiencing early signs of dementia typically have problems with attention, communication, problem solving and memory (“What is Dementia,” 2019).
Typical strengths– physical strength in all or most parts of body, social skills, mild cognitive ability, ambulation with assistive device or independently
Stroke, Physically rehabilitating adults
Physical Impairment: a condition in which a part of a person’s body is damaged or not working properly (“Physical Impairment,” n.d.). Physical impairments can result from an injury (falling and fracturing a bone), birth defect, stroke, or TBI. Depending on the kind of impairment, an individual could improve on their physical strength, fine and gross motor skills, ambulation, eating and dressing.
Typical strengths- physical strength in some parts of the body, social skills, mild to full cognitive ability, ambulation with assistive device or independently
Facts About Developmental Disability. (2019, September 26). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html
Facts About Intellectual Disability. (2020, May 27). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts-about-intellectual-disability.html
Facts About Stroke. (2019, May 13). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts_stroke.htm
What is Dementia? (2019, April 5). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/aging/dementia/index.html
Collins. (n.d.). Physical Impairment. Collins. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/physical-impairment
Rubric/Criteria for Success:
Identify Population & Participant Requirements
The student identifies the populations served by the agency and basic functional requirements.
For up to 5 disability groups, the student identified characteristics, strengths and functional needs by domain.
The student properly cites all sources utilized to complete this assignment.
The mentor reviewed the student’s work against the provided rubric criteria and approved their work in writing on the blog post.