A person who is getting older, or has a diagnosis of dementia, is still able to carry out tasks for themselves. However, in certain situations they may require more support or a new way of doing something they have done for years. You would only do this if the person was putting themselves at risk and you could see there was potential for an accident.
There are many ways of doing this and it is your job to think creatively about how this could happen.
Contents of this booklet
Supporting People to Maintain their Independence
The “Just Right Support”
Keep the Person at the Centre of their Support
Decision Making Agreement Thinking Tool
Promoting Independence and Great Interactions
Motivation and Maintaining Independence
When you think of motivation what springs to your mind?
Motivation to be Independent
Case Study Example
Promoting Independence and Keeping Safe
Making changes in the home or place of work to be safe
Who else can help?
Using Telecare in the home to promote independence and safety
Keeping Safe When Out and About
Choice, Control and Promoting Independence and Safety