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Sample Role Play 2

Role-player Card No.2

Setting: Home Visit

Patient:

You are a 89 year old client, who has lived alone fairly independently for many years in a unit on your son’s property. Your son’s family are going overseas for two weeks and you are going to a lovely near by home. You are having an assessment by a community nurse.

Task:

  • State that you are happy to go into care so your family can have a pleasant and worry-free trip.
  • Emphasise your independence but you are worried about lack of privacy/rigid time tables.
  • Agree to give an overview of your daily routine – sleep in, late breakfast, shower whilst son in your unit (Minimal Assistance). Relatives take you out often and you attend a senior citizens’ club.
  • State that you only take occasional anti-inflammatory or analgesic medication for ‘old0age’ aches/pains.
  • Ask the nurse to tell your son you are content with the agreement so they can have the break they deserve.

Candidate Card No.2

Setting: Home Visit

Nurse:

You are visiting a 89 year old client, who has lived fairly independently for many years in a separate unit on a family property. The family are going overseas for two weeks and your client is going to a retirement home to avoid being isolated on a large property. You are conducting an aged care assessment.

Task:

  • Compliment the elderly client on the positive and unselfish attitude.
  • Reassure the client of privacy.flexible house rules.
  • Explain the home’s philosophy – making clients feel at home, respecting wishes, unrestricted visiting hours to meet quality of life desires, etc.
  • Ask about his/her daily routine ( e.g., sleep habits, meals, etc.).
  • Highlight the fact that you are noting his/her usual daily routine in your care plan.
  • Ask about his/her medication regime.
  • Summarise your discussion and assure the client that you will pass on his/her contentment with the arrangements to his/her son.
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