I wanted to share the answer to a question that I recently received, and one that I am often asked related to Person-Centered Planning, participant choice, and risk.
“Hi Amanda, how do we ensure participant safety and participant choice when a participant, whom we’ve assessed to be a fall-risk, requiring “stand-by assist”, doesn’t want the assistance. Can you let me know how to deal with this with a participant who has dementia and one that doesn’t? My staff and director have concerns about liability.”
Here was my answer: