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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Provide support relating to home based care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117004  Provide support relating to home based care 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Ancillary Health Care   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-09-18  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260598  Provide support relating to home based care  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to render care and manage clients and their families at home and to provide relevant information to clients and family members.

This person will also transfer to the primary caregiver the identified home nursing skills and empower the family to cope with situation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies or equivalent:
  • Ancillary Health Care Level 1 ID 9825
  • Ancillary Health Care Level 1 ID 9823
  • Ancillary Health Care Level 1 ID 9827
  • Life Orientation Level 1 ID 7504
  • Promote awareness of rights and responsibilities
  • Provide information about Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in community care and support situations
  • Assist in establishment of good nutrition.
  • Apply active listening skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The care will take place under the mentorship and supervision of a professional with relevant health care knowledge and experience.

    This unit standard applies to persons rendering care and assistance within the home environment. Home may be defined in a variety of ways, e.g. all types of care including community care institutions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide information relating to disease and disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information provided is relevant to the needs of the client and the family and is presented in a manner that is appropriate to their level of understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is presented to individuals or groups in the community in a culturally appropriate manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the health status of the client. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Environment to include urban and rural, both formal and informal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current health condition of the client is determined through the use of suitable assessment skills and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Diseases patterns, conditions and disability issues in the local community are described in terms of the impact on health status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of their signs, symptoms and treatment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A fundamental knowledge of the diseases common to the learner's working environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Family coping skills are assessed in terms of the resources and ability to care for the client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist in the management of the client's daily living activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client's daily activities are identified and assessed in terms of potential problem areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problem areas identified are explained to the client and family members, and remedial action suggested is suitable to the specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All equipment used in the performance of activities is relevant to the needs of the client and is maintained and used correctly. The client and family are instructed in the use and maintenance of equipment where applicable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ability to improvise equipment where necessary.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The activities of daily living schedule is compiled and the family is instructed in the importance of adherence to and maintenance of the care plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Interventions are based on the principles of body mechanics and relevant safety measures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist in the maintenance of the client's health status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All practical care procedures performed are relevant to the needs of the client and are carried out in accordance with accepted nursing care principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client and family are instructed in ways of maintaining health status, restoring function and preventing complications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is conducted in accordance with the guidelines scope of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste is disposed of in accordance with hygiene and safety principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The client and family are instructed in the accepted waste disposal procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Provide psychosocial support and refer when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Counselling provided to the client and family is appropriate to their needs and assists them in dealing with the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Support systems in the community are identified and their purpose explained in terms of the service they provide. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of accessing support are explained to family members in terms of referrals and accessing specific benefits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assess and take responsibility for personal well-being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own feelings and experiences relating to care situations are identified in terms of monitoring and managing own coping levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to take responsibility for the maintenance of self-health when working with clients is demonstrated in terms of recognizing potential need of support and accessing it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Participate actively in group support systems in accordance with accepted norms. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by HWSETA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the HWSETA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of body systems, equipment, diseases and conditions, relevant terms.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Common and chronic illnesses and conditions
  • Community needs and problems of Home Based Care

    Events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Poverty, housing and unemployment
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Family dynamics and social problems
  • Stability/ violence in community

    Categories include application of tasks according to degree of severity of client's illness.

    Procedures and techniques to include all those related to:
  • Activities of daily living
  • Death and funeral
  • Improvisation

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Health and health related and welfare policies.
  • Local policies and procedures

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Patient rights, health workers' rights, health and human rights.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Experience in family and other interpersonal relationships
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team and referral system
  • Working with community members and communication system 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify health related problems and promote problem solving in a home context.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information provided is relevant to the needs of the client and the family and is presented in a manner that is appropriate to their level of understanding.
  • Information is presented to individuals or groups in the community in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • The current health condition of the client is determined through the use of suitable assessment skills and tools.
  • Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of their signs, symptoms and treatment.
  • Family coping skills are assessed in terms of the resources and ability to care for the client.
  • The client's daily activities are identified and assessed in terms of potential problem areas.
  • Problem areas identified are explained to the client and family members, and remedial action suggested is suitable to the specific situation.
  • The activities of daily living schedule is compiled and the family is instructed in the importance of adherence to and maintenance of the care plan.
  • The client and family are instructed in ways of maintaining health status, restoring function and preventing complications.
  • Counselling provided to the client and family is appropriate to their needs and assists them in dealing with the situation.
  • Support systems in the community are identified and their purpose explained in terms of the service they provide. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with client, family and community.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information provided is relevant to the needs of the client and the family and is presented in a manner that is appropriate to their level of understanding.
  • Information is presented to individuals or groups in the community in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • The current health condition of the client is determined through the use of suitable assessment skills and tools.
  • Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of their signs, symptoms and treatment.
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client.
  • Problem areas identified are explained to the client and family members, and remedial action suggested is suitable to the specific situation.
  • All practical care procedures performed are relevant to the needs of the client and are carried out in accordance with accepted nursing care principles.
  • Counselling provided to the client and family is appropriate to their needs and assists them in dealing with the situation.
  • Support systems in the community are identified and their purpose explained in terms of the service they provide.


    Work effectively with others as a member of a team.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client.
  • Problem areas identified are explained to the client and family members, and remedial action suggested is suitable to the specific situation.
  • All practical care procedures performed are relevant to the needs of the client and are carried out in accordance with accepted nursing care principles.
  • The client and family are instructed in ways of maintaining health status, restoring function and preventing complications.
  • Counselling provided to the client and family is appropriate to their needs and assists them in dealing with the situation.
  • Support systems in the community are identified and their purpose explained in terms of the service they provide.
  • Participate actively in group support systems in accordance with accepted norms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively within a home context.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The current health condition of the client is determined through the use of suitable assessment skills and tools.
  • Diseases patterns, conditions and disability issues in the local community are described in terms of the impact on health status.
  • Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of their signs, symptoms and treatment.
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client.
  • Family coping skills are assessed in terms of the resources and ability to care for the client.
  • All practical care procedures performed are relevant to the needs of the client and are carried out in accordance with accepted nursing care principles.
  • Work is conducted in accordance with the guidelines scope of practice.
  • The client and family are instructed in the accepted waste disposal procedures.
  • Own feelings and experiences relating to care situations are identified in terms of monitoring and managing own coping levels.
  • The ability to take responsibility for the maintenance of self-health when working with clients is demonstrated in terms of recognizing potential need of support and accessing it.
  • Participate actively in group support systems in accordance with accepted norms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information within a home care setting.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information provided is relevant to the needs of the client and the family and is presented in a manner that is appropriate to their level of understanding.
  • Information is presented to individuals or groups in the community in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Diseases patterns, conditions and disability issues in the local community are described in terms of the impact on health status.
  • Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of their signs, symptoms and treatment.
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client.
  • Family coping skills are assessed in terms of the resources and ability to care for the client.
  • The client's daily activities are identified and assessed in terms of potential problem areas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with clients, family and community members in order to facilitate improved levels of home care.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information provided is relevant to the needs of the client and the family and is presented in a manner that is appropriate to their level of understanding.
  • Information is presented to individuals or groups in the community in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Communicable and chronic diseases are identified in terms of their signs, symptoms and treatment.
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client.
  • Problem areas identified are explained to the client and family members, and remedial action suggested is suitable to the specific situation.
  • The activities of daily living schedule is compiled and the family is instructed in the importance of adherence to and maintenance of the care plan.
  • All practical care procedures performed are relevant to the needs of the client and are carried out in accordance with accepted nursing care principles.
  • The client and family are instructed in ways of maintaining health status, restoring function and preventing complications.
  • Counselling provided to the client and family is appropriate to their needs and assists them in dealing with the situation.
  • Support systems in the community are identified and their purpose explained in terms of the service they provide. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively in the home care situation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • All equipment used in the performance of activities is relevant to the needs of the client and is maintained and used correctly. The client and family are instructed in the use and maintenance of equipment where applicable.
  • Interventions are based on the principles of body mechanics and relevant safety measures.
  • The client and family are instructed in ways of maintaining health status, restoring function and preventing complications.
  • Waste is disposed of in accordance with hygiene and safety principles.
  • The client and family are instructed in the accepted waste disposal procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to community and community structures and cultural sensitivity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The current health condition of the client is determined through the use of suitable assessment skills and tools.
  • Diseases patterns, conditions and disability issues in the local community are described in terms of the impact on health status.
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases are identified and assessed in terms of the health status of the client.
  • Support systems in the community are identified and their purpose explained in terms of the service they provide. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49600   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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