Unit 20 Supporting Independent Living mainly deals with technological usage in daily life and moreover in the improvement of social and health care as well. After incorporation of technical device into daily life the way of communication has completely replaced. The technological innovation helps people to gain more insight regarding the system and it has been collect and access more information. This study helps the learners a broad way which can be used by the learners at the time of data collection. The health and social care learners should have a clear idea regarding accessing of technology and detect more new insights which could be applied for best practice.
1. Understand the use of technology to support independent living
2. Understand the implications of developments in technologies for use in health and social care
3. be able to suggest technologies to support independent living for users of health and social care services.
LO1 Understand the use of technology to support independent living
Usage or incorporation of technically advanced device is the most attractive part of unit 20 health and social care. One of the most attractive parts of this is the usage of communication technology. Counseling and monitoring services, electronic distribution of data and voice activation could be incorporated in this. The barriers which come in the way of this are cost and technical factors, less technical knowledge and lacking in training and development. Lacking in maintenance is also reflected in this which is a barrier in these grounds.
LO2 Understand the implications of developments in technologies for use in health and social care
The important factors which are associated with this part are and Health and safety, Ethics, Impact and the roles of the workers. Health and safety is mainly associated with technological factors and operational activities. The technical breakdowns are also incorporated with this part. Ethical part of unit 20 health and social care addresses changes in the privacy level. The impact on the services, relationships and cost benefit has also addressed. Role e of the workers has also been addressed in this part of the study. Data exchange and staff development needs are also addressed.
LO3 be able to recommend technologies to support independent living for users of health and social care services
This part of unit 20 health and social care sheds light on suggesting technologies and other major supporting elements. The technical needs which have been addressed in this part are social, physical, intellectual and emotional factors. Independent living has been addressed which is surrounded with major networking support, medication and access of information. Therefore, application of technologies has been clearly addressed in this. The factors which presents in this are residential care, supported living, standards related to individuals employing personal assistants.
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
|Learning outcomes On successful completion of this unit a learner will:||Assessment criteria for pass The learner can:|
|LO1 Understand the use of technology to support independent living||explain how technology can be used to support users of health and social care services in living independently analyses barriers to the use of technology to support users of health and social care services in living independently explain the benefits of these technologies to health and social care organizations and their users|
|LO2 Understand the implications of developments in technologies for use in health and social care||explain health and safety considerations in the use of technologies in health and social care discuss ethical considerations in the use of technologies in health and social care explain the impact of recent and emerging technological developments on health and social care services, organizations and care workers|
|LO3 Be able to recommend technologies to support independent living for users of health and social care services.||identify the specific needs of an individual requiring support to live independently make recommendations for how technologies might support the independent living arrangements Evaluate the usefulness of technology for users of health and social care services.|
This unit links with most of the other units in the program, as there are implications for almost all health and social care environments in the development of technology. There are particular opportunities for cross-referencing and integrating work between the following units:
- Unit 3: Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
- Unit 9: Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
- Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care.
- Unit 21 Supporting Significant Life Events
Unit 20 Supporting Independent Living also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. See Annex B for mapping.This unit may also have links with the National Occupational Standards in Leadership and Management for Care Services. See Annex C for mapping.