Peter is 74 and has Parkinson’s disease. He resides in his own home in the community. When the support worker arrives, she finds that Peter has left all his washing in the basket in the laundry. When the worker asks Peter why he hasn’t hung out the washing, he tells her that he can’t lift the sheets and towels onto the clothes line because they are too heavy.
What are the possible reasons for why Peter is unable to lift the sheets and towels?
How could the worker promote and encourage Peter to hang out his washing? What approach to support would the worker use and how does this contribute to a healthy lifestyle?
How would supporting Peter to hang out his washing promote self-esteem and confidence?