Care Support Assignment D20164
Sinead St. Valentines’ Anniversary Day Party
NB: The name of persons, staff and work place involved in this assignment brief has been changed to protect the privacy of the person or group involved as well as the work place.
Work as a Care Assistant in Modest Nursing Home through an agency, The Good Fortune Agency. I have been with the company more than five years and often work in the above nursing home. I also did my work placement with the home February 2013 as required. This brief is about the St. Valentines’ day party I planned with others staff in honour of one of our client Mrs Sinead Connolly who has been residence in the home since November 2012. Sinead, 69 years old seems to be a shy person, she wouldn’t or let me say hardly say a word to anyone, hardly interested in any activities of the nursing home even when she is mobile and fit.
She stay all to herself and even if you talk to her, after few words she stop to talk and her facial expression will tell that she is bored by your presence. On the 8th of February, following my persistence effort to get her to talk she asked me when is St. Valentines Day, I answered few days from today and she said ‘’I miss my husband’’. I tried to get her to chat about St. Valentine’s Day or maybe what she means by I miss my husband, but she wouldn’t talk about it. I went to the Matron of the Home to find out about her husband and why she asks of Valentine’s Day. She told me that she got wedded on St. Valentine’s Day and that her husband is late.
After this knowledge, the next day I got her engaged to talk about her Valentine’s Day wedding and how she would love to spend Valentine’s Day. Initially she wouldn’t talk to me but opened up later because she was interested talking about her husband and her wedding day. During the course of our discussion I asked ‘’Sinead, what would you do on your wedding anniversary?’’, She said ‘‘noting but cry’’. I empathise with her and that gave me an idea of an ideal St. Valentine’s Day Party.
I discussed my finding with the Matron of the home though she was aware but I ask her if it’s possible to have a Valentine’s Day party in Honour of Sinead wedding anniversary, and that I will plan and be actively involved even in my off days. She agreed and other staffs were informed and all agreed to have a different Valentine’s party in honour of Nancy Anniversary. This gave birth to what we called Sinead St. Valentine Anniversary Days Party.
Planning the Party
ll staff of the home were informed and with the permission of the matron I went to the kitchen section to inform them of the party coming up and possible menu that can come up on the day. The matron placed an order for flowers and other interior decorative as well as special snacks to befit the occasion. One of the Nursing staff and the driver care assistant who are good with the music were ask to grace the occasion. Musical instruments, karaoke machine, as well as public address sound system. The musicians were informed of the plans to dedicate the day to Mrs Sinead Connolly wedding anniversary. Few of the songs will be dedicated to her.
Four days to the party, we planned out the dinner room layout and how it will be arrange for the occasion, the stage for the musicians and the dancing stage, table position and decorative design were all concluded. Staffs were allocated various duties and I was asked to coordinate and ensure everything comes up as expected and to report all needs or development to the matron. Residences were given an invitation to invite their ward but Sinead family members were personally invited by the Matron as well as her best friend.
Two days before the party I went to Nancy and ask her who she loves to be with on Valentine’s Day she said her husband and after our discussions I spoke with her daughter Mary during visitation and asked if she has any favourite brother in-law. Mary said there is one but...
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