Reflective Account

Reflective account

Miss A is a 90 years old lady who recently suffered a fall within her home and was admitted to hospital with a fractured hip.
        Miss A was discharged from hospital back home with the care of District Nurse visiting her once per week.
          I am at Miss A for her morning visit, she has a key-code, so I take the key and afer entering in house I put my gloves and apron, I open the curtains then proceed to the bedroom to wake Miss A up becouse she still asleep at my arrival. Before to assist out of bed, I ask her how she feel in this morning and if she sleep well last night, after a bit chat, I help her to get up from bed, put onto commode and transfer Miss A to bathroom, I give her privacy and while she using the toilet I go back in bedroom to make her bed and prepare clean clothes ready to take to the bathroom. Miss A finished with toilet and she call me to go back in, while sitting down I undress her and start with her personal care - full body wash and dry, I apply cream (with prescription of doctor), put some talc powder and at final deodorant under arms. After changing my gloves and apron I pass her teeth to put in, put a fresh pad on, then get Miss A dressed and brush her hair.
          Assist into lounge using her walking frame to the chair, make her comfortable sitting down, I put her glasses, hearing aids and community alarm at neck, then turn TV on, while she is watching at TV, I change my gloves and my apron and then I start to prepare her breakfast – 2 slices of toast and a cup of tea, and leave on table near her a glass with water for her medication becouse Miss A is able to take her medication by herself and she like to take it always after breakfast.
          For my sure, I ask Miss A if she is comfy and if she has everything to hand that she needs, after my leaving I lock the door and put the key back in the key-code.