Professional boundaries in adult care
You are a residential care worker in the Rowans, a busy residential home for people who have learning disabilities. Jenny, who was one of the residents, recently left your unit and is now staying in independent living accommodation and you no longer work with her. This is the first time that she has lived on her own so you are a bit concerned about how well she is going to cope. You always got on well with Jenny when she lived in your unit.
What's your next step?
Option 1: You do not respond to the friend request and contact her care manager, Louise, to let her know that Jenny has tried to contact you.
Option 2: You accept the request because Jenny has left your unit and is now living independently.
Option 3: You ignore the request and do nothing.