Sharon is one of those amazing people that everyone looks to for guidance. She is always ready and willing to help her fellow housemates who live with her at their home in Logan Village in Queensland.
She is a very caring person and loves to share her knowledge and skills with others. Residents and Afford staff alike, love to listen and learn as Sharon imparts her wisdom.
It was never more evident than when Sharon spontaneously called everyone into the living room to demonstrate how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
With lifestyle assistant, Tiffany, acting as the person who requires CPR, Sharon began to talk about all the steps to follow to help an adult needing CPR.
The Australian Red Cross advises these steps when performing CPR:
D – check for Danger
R – check for Response
S – Send for help – call 000
A – open Airway
B – check for normal Breathing
C – start CPR – 30 chest compressions: 2 breaths
D – attach Defibrillator
After Sharon’s demonstration, the other housemates, Jodie and Angela, asked questions about the steps and techniques.
Sharon’s confidence in raising awareness about this important skill shows that she takes her responsibilities as a role model for the other ladies very seriously.
With support from Afford, Sharon has learned many skills during her time in her Logan Village home. She has participated in a range of experiences to help her enjoy the fullness of life and expand her life skills.