- practical improvements in their lives (better living conditions, food & clothing) - intangible improvements (increased self-confidence, assumption of new roles, acquisition of new skills - solution of their problems in living.
A guiding principle in human services - focuses on the many components that define an indiv & the areas of support a helper must consider when providing assistance. one way of viewing the client = study the meaning of the phrase.
Topics: small talk re life situations Verbal: depend on spoken word, low context Informal: acquaintance level friendliness Avoid: arguments; overly emotional; talk too much; invade personal space; talk re finances, body odors, bodily functions, sex
Directness - precise, direct & clear Facts - all must be true, accurate & valid Numbers - most reliable facts (#s & stats) Words - written word more impt than spoken Cause & Effect - events have knowable, physical cause Control - time, nature, emos, rationality Pragmatism - realistic, down to earth, sensible
A person who assists elderly or disabled adults with daily living activities at the person's home or in a daytime non-residential facility by keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals.
A person who operates or tends to washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, fine linens, rugs, and carpets.