Understanding how to manage the changes caused by life events

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  • Understanding how to manage the changes caused by life events
    • Types of support
      • Formal: Professional carers- physical support offered by district nurses ,care workers would offer dietary needs/hygiene routines/medicating and dressing
      • Informal: Offered by family/friends/voluntary+faith based organisations.Physical needs-cooking/cleaning/using a hoist. Emotional support can be offered
    • Managing Expectations
      • Predictable life events are usually managed with informal support.Eg; when you first become a parent
      • Unpredictable life events: Extremely difficult to deal with so formal support is given.Eg someone has an accident and becomes severely disable,will need full time care

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