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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 436 Assessment, implementation and review of assistive technology in social care

Unit 436 Assessment, implementation and review of assistive technology in social care

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand how legislation and regulatory procedures impact on the provision of assistive technology
    1. 1.1 Analyse how assistive technology provision is affected by: a. legislation b. mental capacity c. regulatory procedures.
  2. 2. Understand how assistive technology can support independent living and individual wellbeing
    1. 2.1 Critically compare assistive technology solutions for each of the following: a. communications b. wellbeing c. employment d. finance e. keeping safe f. travel g. social networking
    2. 2.2 Research developments in assistive technology
    3. 2.3 Compare how assistive technology can improve outcomes for different individuals including: a. independence b. wellbeing.
  3. 3. Be able to carry out assessment for assistive technology
    1. 3.1 Support an individual and others to review assistive technology in relation to their: a. strengths b. needs c. options
    2. 3.2 Use assessment to identify assistive technology solutions which preserve dignity for an individual
    3. 3.3 Support an individual to express their informed choice about assistive technology considering: a. merits of different solutions b. impact of different solutions c. concerns an individual has
    4. 3.4 Assess the suitability of the home environment for assistive technology
    5. 3.5 Undertake risk assessment for the assistive technology to cover: a. social b. safeguarding c. financial d. operability e. data protection
    6. 3.6 Use agreed processes to establish consent when an individual is not able to express informed consent for themselves
    7. 3.7 Record outcomes of assessment according to agreed ways of working.
  4. 4. Be able to support an individual and others to implement assistive technology
    1. 4.1 Offer advice and guidance in relation to assistive technology procurement including: a. solution options b. cost c. availability d. sourcing e. funding options
    2. 4.2 Support an individual and others to measure impact of assistive technology
    3. 4.3 Support an individual and others to understand roles and responsibilities regarding contractual obligations
    4. 4.4 Evaluate support measures available to individuals using assistive technology to maintain their independence
    5. 4.5 Establish contingency plans for assistive technology provision to address areas identified in risk assessment
    6. 4.6 Develop a strategy for on-going assessment and review according to agreed ways of working.
  5. 5. Be able to work in partnership with an individual and others to review provision of assistive technology
    1. 5.1 Review the provision of assistive technology with an individual and others including: a. feedback from an individual and others b. assessed risk
    2. 5.2 Record review process and outcomes according to agreed ways of working

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