Checklist for care workers: community aged care services
A person-centred approach is a restraint free approach - a way of thinking that preserves the human rights of any person. All residents are entitled to respect and protection of their basic rights and freedoms, regardless of where they live. This entitlement includes all persons bearing a corresponding obligation to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of others.
This checklist is provided to assist care workers for regular use to determine:
- whether a client is displaying behaviours that may be of concern; and/or
- whether a client is 'at risk' of being restrained.
Use of the checklist may assist in early identification of behaviour issues. Information gathered will inform any comprehensive assessment undertaken by a case manager.