10/07/2020 – Evening shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

When I arrived Fela was listening to the Greatest Showman CD on Plex whilst rocking in his chair. I greeted him and he gave me a smirk. I had a verbal handover with Teresa and Claire. Afterwards, I did the board with Fela and he seemed happy with the activities.

Whilst Claire was cooking dinner, I offered him the HANDLE ball. He was receptive to it but made the finish sign after about 3 minutes. He then pointed to the cards so we took turns dealing the cards to one another; sometimes I counted the cards to 54; sometimes I did it quietly. I then set the table, and Fela bolted up from his chair to show me how it’s done. He set for 4 people so he may have been expecting someone, or perhaps he thought Michael was coming.

Fela enjoyed his lamb meatballs compliments of Claire. He was offered the rest of his cake for afters which he enjoyed. Claire put some ‘Aeronauts’ music on after dinner to give Fela time to let it settle. We busied ourselves with chores and then offered Fela the Walk at home option but he took it off the board and asked for DVD instead. He chose ‘Garfield 2’. I did gardening whilst he and Claire watched.

I made him hot chocolate with his snack. He requested ‘jam’ using makaton sign so Claire put a bit on. After the DVD, Claire put a relaxing ocean scene on youtube. Fela was beginning to nod off just before his bath so we tried to keep talking to rouse him. He started picking his left keloid which he hadn’t done all shift – no doubt because he was overly tired.

At the time of writing, he has just entered the bath. It has been a calm and relaxed shift.



Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: No – Why no exercise? Fela refused exercise and took the TEACCH board card for walk at home off the board.