Unit 9 Health And Social Care Level 3 P1

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Down syndrome is a condition which extra genetic material slows down the way in which an individual develops, both physically and mentally. As stated by the NHS; each individual with down syndrome is affected differently and can vary, some may need a lot of medical assistance whereas others may lead a normal healthy lifestyle but share similar characteristics.
Delayed development: All service users with down syndrome has some degree of learning difficulty and delayed development, however, this varies between each individual. Having down syndrome they may experience some health problems which may effect them in every day life. However yet again each individual is different some may have more health problems than others. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which stands for ADHD is a common behavioural disorder.
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For example, individuals who suffer from autism in our care home prefer to have things in a routine. They should be able to have that choice of breakfast everyday at a certain time of their choice.
 Promotion of rights: Each individual has the right to be treated fairly and respected. Within our care home the adults with learning difficulties should be treated fairly and the same as others.
 Involvement of individuals planning their support: We have to make sure the service users comes first. This means they get to be involved if they think their needs to be improvements within the care home and what support they want. For example, a service user may want more activities to be able to socialise with other adults.
 Respect for religious beliefs: Each service user within our care must be respected with their religious beliefs. Making sure there is halal meat for Muslims, prayer rooms, allowing Christians to go church, providing religious books, wanting a female carer. All these needs should be respected as each individual should be able to follow their religion wherever they

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