Assignment: Home Safety Plan

Assignment: Home Safety Plan

Assignment: Home Safety Plan 150 150 Prisc

Assignment: Home Safety Plan

Assignment: Home Safety Plan


Assignment: Home Safety Plan Concept Map (individual activity)

Instructions – Students should develop a concept map that holistically addresses the following:

o Mr. Amid’s strengths and challenges as an individual, as member of a family, and as a member of a community (Students should use creativity and logic to fill in the gaps in Mr. Amid’s story that are not explicit in the virtual experience.)

o The map should also identify and cluster home safety issues from the perspective of what was observed in the virtual experience and what was missing or unable to be assessed in Mr. Amid’s environment.

o Upload the completed concept map in the dropbox provided.

Note: The drawing tools in MS Word should be sufficient to create a digital concept map; purchase of concept mapping software is not required to complete this assignment.


8/21/2020 5:49:47 AM

A response that validates Mr. Amid’s assessment that he has never had a problem before, while explaining that you want to prevent anything bad from happening in the future, is the best option. A confrontational, judgmental style is not appropriate (such as suggesting that Mr. Amid will fall and break his other hip, or that you believe he would want to make changes). Nor it is appropriate to address a concern for the grandchildren (however kind in intention) by suggesting that the grandchildren should clean the home, instead of addressing Mr. Amid’s ongoing health issues.

8/21/2020 5:47:27 AM

Cleaning the home and removing hazards (such as standing water and repairing items with frayed electrical cords) are necessary changes before Mr. Amid’s environment will be safe enough for him to return home. Pet feces and rodents are a sanitation/cleanliness issue, and can also be a health hazard, as are food and liquids that have been open and out of the refrigerator. Standing water in tubs, sinks and large buckets can be a health hazard, as well as a drowning hazard for children. Because frayed cords present a fire hazard, they will need to be removed or repaired before they are used again. Although it is important to present Mr. Hassan Amid with smoking-cessation materials, putting up “No Smoking” signs throughout his house is not the best option. Although it might be helpful to go shopping and fill the refrigerator and cupboards with healthy foods, this is not the role of the PHN.

8/21/2020 5:46:39 AM

Risk for fall Fire Dirty Disorganized

8/21/2020 4:40:28 AM

You should systematically assess the exterior and interior of Mr. Amid’s home for concerns that may pose a health or safety hazard or risk for him and his extended family. There are eight locations in Mr. Amid’s house and yard you must visit. Open the map view of his property by clicking on the Map button along the left edge of the screen. Click on a point on the map to move to that location. Each location will have two to four indicators. For example, you start in the front yard where there are three indicators you must click on.

8/21/2020 4:39:50 AM

Needs assessment on home for safety issues Risk for fall

8/21/2020 4:37:37 AM

Hello, my name is Hassan Amid. I’m 78 and have lived alone since my wife passed away over a year ago. I am trying to get by the best I can, but it is hard without my Amara. This old house has been the gathering place for our family since we built it in 1950, but at times I wonder if I can still take care of it. Both of my children and their families live near enough to visit regularly. I love it when my grandkids and great-grandkids come over to see me and play with the old toys I have in the house. I have bad arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some trouble with my heart. I do take lots of medications, but I do a pretty good job of keeping them straight. Last month I tripped on my back deck and broke my hip. They fixed the hip and then sent me to a transitional care unit where I have been getting physical and occupational therapy. They tell me I am getting better, and should be ready to go home soon, but my house is kind of a mess, and one of the nurses told me she isn’t sure it is safe for me to live there right now. At least with being here for a month, I’m not smoking any more. I’m pretty happy about that. They are going to send one of the public health nurses over to check out my house to see what needs to be fixed so it is safe for me to live there again. They told me that after the nurse goes through my house, she will visit me and help me with a plan to fix the house.


Assignment: Home Safety Plan

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.