A learning disability can affect everyone differently. No two people are the same; each person is unique and has a different way of dealing with their condition.
Learning disability providers can improve the living experience of those with a learning disability by adapting their care to suit their needs.
Person-centred care planning is vital to ensuring that each individual is supported and treated correctly. Just because someone has a learning disability, it does not mean they are incapable of being involved in decisions that affect their lives. Regardless of a person’s diagnosis, everyone should be treated with respect and have the same opportunities as others to lead full and active lives.
People with learning disabilities often feel excluded when making decisions about their lives; therefore, it’s important for learning disability providers to help them do things for themselves.
The reablement approach helps and supports people to do things for themselves and continue to live as they wish. It enables people to do ordinary things like dressing, cooking, washing, shopping independently, socialising with others, etc.
Reablement focuses on allowing people to build or regain their confidence, abilities, and the necessary skills to live as independently as possible.
To achieve effective reablement in a social care setting, the main focus for learning disability providers should be setting goals, tracking outcomes and achieving those outcomes. These goals and outcomes should have meaning to the individual, enhancing wellbeing, autonomy, independence and choice while ensuring that physical and mental health needs are met and that the individual has a seamless journey navigating through health and social care services. Continue reading here.