Important to Ask Ourselves…
For those of us who are direct-support professionals, in residential and respite care, at the end of the day, it is important to reflect on our work by asking ourselves the following:
- How did I help this individual?
- What did I do to enrich his life?
- How did I acknowledge her accomplishments?
- How did I ensure his voice was heard and that he had the opportunity to make his own decisions?
In addition to asking these questions of ourselves to serve others, it is important to document the answers on reports on the progress toward their ISP goals! This last consideration can be critical for an agency to continue to receive funds… to keep on serving their consumers with disabilities.