Essay on Health and Social Care

Submitted By Ashley-Mungai
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Unit 3.
A02.
Barriers to accessing services. (18 Marks.)
I will be explaining exactly what the barriers are and relate them to my specific setting. For each barrier I will identify what the effects it has to the residents in the Yew Tree Nursing Home and Yew Tree as a whole setting. I will also be explaining how Yew Tree Nursing Home overcomes the barriers through good practice to promote a positive care environment. In my opinion I would say barriers means stop or prevent something.
According to the dictionary a barrier means, “A circumstance or obstacle that prevents communication or that keeps people or things apart for example a language barrier or something that prevents progress or success for example the cultural barriers to economic growth.” (https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&q=barrier&tbs=dfn:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=b2lYUMq9EO-R0QXG_YHADQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCcQkQ4&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=a15916df00f85ecd&biw=784&bih=577). Some of the barriers to accessing care service are:
Different languages
Organisational barriers
Emotional barriers
Geographical barriers
Culture barriers
Financial barriers
Hearing disability.
Intellectual disability
Accommodation
Visual disability

Financial barriers.
Some of the residents in Yew Tree Nursing Home might feel that they can’t afford to stay there because the bill becomes too much or may be the family can’t afford because they have too much to debt to pay back. The government sometimes pay for the residents to stay in the care but sometimes it can be hard. According to The Guardian newspaper the government say, “The elderly and vulnerable will be allowed to borrow the cash to pay for residential care from councils before they go into a care home – but will have to pay it back when they die.” (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/11/loans-elderly-death-residential-care). The residents may not want to leave their families in debt.
It may also be a barrier when the residents at the care home want extra treats such trips outs/ holidays/ theatre/ bingo/ nice TV and DVD player. All this things cost money and if they do not participate, they feel left out. Physically the resident may feel that he won’t be able to attend the activities that they were used to because they are at home and the family don’t have enough time to do the activities with them. They do not have enough finance money to use to travel around. Intellectually, they will not be able to learn stuff that will help their brain to be active. Emotionally, they will feel left out because most people of their age are in the care home. Socially, they are left out because the other residents can afford to do all the activities and are able to pay for all the things that need money/finance. The government might help the residents in the Yew Tree Care Home by helping them in funding their stay in the care home.
Financial Barriers can the whole setting of Yew tree Nursing Home. For example the atmosphere of the resident may be quiet because not are going to be their because the cost is high. The reputation of the place will not be as good because some of the people may not afford to take their families there. The staff in the care home may be not attentive because their pay is not good (negative) but it may also be positive because they might pay well and so that motivates them to do more work. (Atmosphere/reputation/ staffing). The government can help to overcome this barrier by helping the families by granting those loans to their families or the residents can move to a cheaper nursing home.

Cultural barriers.

Some of the residents may not be able to attend some of the activities because it collides with their religious duty for example praying. They might also not eat some of the food being in the Yew Nursing Home for example Muslims do not eat pork so if the menu has that as their dinner they might have to eat something different.
Some of the residents in the care home have a different prayer…