Overview of Physical Disabilities & Chronic Conditions
Objectives: Define terms and identify caregiver tips related to physical disabilities and chronic conditions. Distinguish ways to adapt personal care procedures to provide adequate care based on physical disability or condition. Identify social and emotional needs of clients with physical disabilities.
Description: This class defines and provides examples of physical disabilities and chronic conditions. It includes information about how caregivers can help physically disabled clients including physical transfers, skincare, support surfaces, and how to assist clients with ADLs. It also discusses the social and emotional impact while providing specific examples for using person-first language and maintaining a client-first environment.