SPEAKING SUB – TEST
ROLE PLAYER’S CARD
NURSING SETTING / Home Visit / PATIENT
You are a 90-year-old client, who has lived alone fairly independently for many years in a unit on your daughter’s property. Your daughter’s family are going overseas for two weeks and you are going to a lovely retirement home. You are having an assessment by a community nurse
- State that you are happy to go into care so your family can have a pleasant and worry-free trip.
- Emphasize 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 daughter in your unit (minimal assistance). Relatives take you out often and you attend a senior citizen‘s club.
- State that you only take occasional anti-inflammatory or analgesic medication for ‘old age’ aches/pains.
- Ask the nurse to tell your daughter you are content with the arrangements so they can have the break they deserve.
NURSING SETTING /Home Visit / NURSE
You are visiting a 90-year-old client, who has lived alone 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.
- 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 nothing his/her usual daily routine in your care plan.
- Ask about his/her medication regime.
- Summaries your discussion and assure the client that you will pass on his/her contentment with the arrangements to his/her daughter.