Regular Medical and Dental Care: What’s your role?

If you notice any of the changes listed above, you should:

  1. Note it in the support log (or progress notes) and be sure to inform your supervisor and follow your agency’s procedures so others can be aware and observant. Documenting these changes can indicate patterns and may be important for diagnosing a health condition if one exists.
  2. Get a perspective on the person’s history. If you are new to supporting someone and note changes or have concerns, speak to your supervisor, a co-worker or another person who knows the person well.
  3. When in doubt, and if symptoms persist, a doctor should be called!