The Choices Communication Tool tackles the need to take into account the wishes and choices of those who have been taken into care or have to stay in a hospital. This reusable tool should be used at the admittance stage and should be incorporated into the overall care plan for the individual.
Choices is an effective, easy-to-use communication tool that can be used to identify a client's own “Choices” for a selection of their daily activities. Clear life-like illustrations are used rather than child-like cartoons to provide and aid dignified answers. With a simple thumbs up image to represent ‘I Like’ and thumbs down to show ‘I Dislike’
Choices helps the client to identify;
What do I want to do today?
What do I want to wear today ?
What do I want to eat today?
This could include clients with dementia, strokes, brain acquired injuries to name a few.
Choices gives you valuable evidence which allows you to write up a person centred care plan which will identify the clients own choice. Once the choices are made a photograph should be taken and added to the individuals records so can easily be referred to.
The Clairmont Choices pack includes: Reusable name cards, 1x I like/I Dislike to eat set of cards, 1x I like/I dislike to wear set on cards, 1x I like/I dislike to do set of cards. Instruction manual, demonstration DVD set in a Care Home, demonstrated by Care Staff and resident, Non slip matt, Dry wipe pens.