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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote independence in an adult with a physical disability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260602  Promote independence in an adult with a physical disability 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is to enable learners who are required to give basic assistance to persons with a physical disability, and chronic illnesses to become independent in activities of daily living (ADL).

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying the different medical conditions that give rise to physical disability.
  • Determining the different physical disabilities and associated problems experienced by the client.
  • Selecting and implementing an appropriate intervention to facilitate the clients mobility.
  • Selecting and implementing methods to help the person with a physical disability to participate in activities of daily living.
  • Evaluating the client's well being on an ongoing basis. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard includes but is not limited to the problems arising out of the different conditions causing physical disability.

    Conditions that give rise to disabilities in adults include but are not limited to:
  • Neurological conditions such as paraplegia and quadriplegia and Spina bifida, Strokes.
  • Peripheral neuropathies including sensory dysfunction.
  • Meningitis.
  • Myopathies.
  • Blindness.
  • AIDS related illnesses.
  • Congenital conditions.
  • Degenerative diseases.
  • Ageing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the different medical conditions that give rise to physical disability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The common illnesses and disabilities in own community are identified and described in terms of their anatomical location and causes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Causes include but are not limited to HIV and AIDS, trauma, congenital, infections, chronic diseases, associated psychological problems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physical conditions are described in terms of the disabilities caused by the illness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disabilities include but not limited to problems associated with seeing, moving, feeling, hearing/understanding, speaking, learning, controlling self, breathing and pain.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The people in the community with disabilities are located through a screening procedure as indicated in the World Health Organisation (WHO) document "Training in the community for people with a disability". 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the different physical disabilities and associated problems experienced by the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Perceived disability is described according to observations made by the learner and confirmed through conversation with the client or client's significant others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and to be independently mobile are assessed according to the protocols laid down by the WHO in the document "Training in the community for people with a disability". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The problems of the client's ADL and mobility are identified, listed and prioritised according to the needs of the client and significant others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and implement appropriate interventions to facilitate the client's mobility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate exercises for the condition and disability to prevent joint stiffness and muscle weakness are selected and taught to the client and his/her family according to the prioritised list and client's condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate exercises include, but are not limited to, active and passive exercises, moving around, regularly changing position to prevent pressure sores.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Precautions to becoming mobile are explained and assistance with and training in mobility are implemented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assistance includes, but is not limited to, supervision, assisted performance with an assistive device, training for total independence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate mobility aids are obtained and the use of these taught to the client and significant others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods to help the client with pain control are implemented if appropriate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select and implement methods to help the person with a physical disability to participate in activities of daily living. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A programme to assist the person with a disability is identified and implemented in order to facilitate independence in self-care, household activities, social and recreational activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Self-care activities include but are not limited to tasks of eating, dressing; washing self, brushing teeth, going to the toilet, nail care, skin care.
  • Household activities include but are not limited to preparing food, cooking, sweeping the yard and the house, washing the floor, washing dishes, washing clothes, ironing clothes, making beds, fetching water and firewood, growing vegetables, shopping and using money.
  • Social and recreational activities include but are not limited to participating in social and recreational activities based on prioritised list of person with disability.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client's home is made more accessible for the disabled client where possible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A daily routine for carrying out activities of ADL is planned together with the client and significant others with reference to the possible level of independence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistive devices and precautions for carrying out ADL are used where possible and the degree of assistance provided according to need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The client is referred to relevant assistance services where necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assistance services include, but are not limited to, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical, social services and grants, support and community groups and disabled peoples' organisations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate the client's well being on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Accurate records of the client's treatment are maintained, monitored and updated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    ADL and related programmes are managed in an ethical manner, ensuring confidentiality and levels of trust are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A therapeutic relationship is established and maintained to ensure success of the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advice is sought from professional sources where necessary to ensure correct procedures are being implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support and follow up is provided to the client and significant others to ensure the ability to maintenance of and ability to cope with the agreed routine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Support and follow up include, but are not limited to, checking on compliance to medication, the client's mental state, significant others' ability to cope and to recognise deterioration in the client's condition and the client's ability to cope with ADL and the home situation.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Medical conditions causing disability.
  • Physical and associated psychological problems.
  • Appropriate intervention to facilitate mobility.
  • Appropriate ADL methods.
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) "Training in the community for people with disabilities". 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Anticipate and solve problems encountered by the person with a physical disability, HIV and AIDS or other chronic physical condition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with the community and with others in a multidisciplinary team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities to work effectively within the context of their communities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect organise and evaluate information and resources with respect to assisting a person with a physical disability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the person with a disability, HIV/AIDS or other chronic condition, the family, social group, health team and community in order to facilitate improved participation in activities of daily living. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and the impact of dependence in activities of daily living on these systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Credit Justification:

    Activity Hours; Hours; Credits:

    Classroom Learning; 30 Hours; 3 Credits.
    On the job learning; 50 Hours; 5 Credits.
    Self Directed learning; 10 Hours; 1 Credits.

    Total: 90 Hours; 9 Credits.

    It is strongly recommended that the learner be found competent in the following unit standards prior to learning towards this Unit Standard:
  • ID 260463: Assess the client's situation and assist and support both client and family to manage home based health care.
  • ID 117017: Provide information about TB and Directly Observed Treatment (DOTS).
  • ID 260406: Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community.
  • ID 110044: Collect information to support a community needs assessment.
  • ID 260597: Provide information about HIV/AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations.
  • ID 119567: Perform Basic life support and first Aid procedures.
  • ID 260479: Promote Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for clients with a disability or a chronic condition.
  • ID 260498: Provide basic intervention to prevent deformities, improve mobility and reduce pain. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64769   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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