National Council for Mental Health
National Council for Mental Health "The realization of optimum mental health in Sri Lanka through research, training, awareness raising and care"
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The role of care givers in mental health rehabilitation
Who is a care giver?
A care giver is an individual who provides care for a patient and attends to all his/her basic needs. These include medical reviews with health professionals, assistance and supervision of activities of daily living and skills development.
 
Role of a care giver
  • Initiate consultation with the psychiatrist and act according to medical advice.
  • Develop daily living skills
  • Train the client to live independently
  • Referal to a organization providing rehabilitation/skills development
  • Attention to personal hygiene
  • Weight monitoring and exercise
  • Periodic screening for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia ect.
  • Encouraging healthy dietery habits
 
Care givers meeting and the discussions held with them

A care givers meeting is held at NCMH Resource Centre Borella monthly.
Issues discussed

  • Problems they encounter in caring patients at home
  • Their behavior at home
  • Dealing with violent/bizzare behaviour
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Compliance with the treatment plan
  • Mental health awareness
Security/financial considerations
  • Considering the role of a trust fund
  • Transfer of lands, estates (if any) legally to them, including the role of power of attorney
  • Bank accounts
  • The possibility of employment
 
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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Resource Centre - Colombo 08
No. 96/20, Kitulwatta Road,
Colombo - 08.
Sri Lanka
Tel +94 112 685 960 / +94 114 339 606-7
Fax +94 112 685 950
Email council@ncmh.lk
 
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Gorakana - Residential Facility
No. 115/2, Galkanuwa Rd.
Gorakana, Panadura.
Sri Lanka
Tel +94 383 398 317 / +94 384 927 506 / +94 382 297 702
Fax +94 382 287 203
Email council@ncmh.lk
         
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