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You work as a leisure professional in a residential aged care home with 30 elders of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Over fifty percent of the residents have dementia. Management are considering a change from an activity based leisure support model based on the medical model (functional benefits model), (Stumbo, 2009) to a relational model of leisure support (Dupuis (et al, 2012; Dupuis et al, 2013). They have asked you to prepare a discussion paper outlining an inclusive relational model and proposing what changes would be required within the residence to facilitate this.
Include in your paper a discussion of evidence for a relational model. This requires you to undertake research outlining the efficacy of such an approach in terms of quality of life for elders and the support /care staff. You need to do a literature review and to find other sources of information on relational models of care. You need to provide sound reasoning for a shift to relational care. You need to look at strategies for facilitating this. This means that you would recommend changes in the organisation’s approach to things such as:
• prioritising the identity and relational needs of each individual;
• individual support;
• staff training and development;
• role of families and volunteers;
• cherishing diversity
• valuing and facilitating citizenship
You may include other areas. You need to outline how these practices or roles would change under a relational model. You must cite the work of Dupuis and her collaborators
You work as a leisure professional in a residential aged care home with 30 elders of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Over fifty percent of the residents have dementia.