Autonomy & Self Care
One of the main objectives that we want to accomplish in giving residents’ care and providing them with assistance is to help them improve their self- care capabilities and develop independence in their daily functions.
It is the role of the healthcare team to make sure that there is an improvement in their present condition. That’s why the care given should also include motivation, support and follow all safety procedures.
These ideas are also supported by the Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act known as OBRA of 1987. This act requires long-term facilities to not only help residents to maintain their present condition, but also reach the highest degree of functioning using every available resource. The role of the healthcare team is to keep them be motivated, give support and assist in care.