Printing resources

Key takeaway

  • The PRO is not designed to be printed because of its interactivity and its ability to link you to quality resources, including videos, which can’t be printed

  • You can open and print relevant individual linked PDF documents or web resources to give to your clients, which is still beneficial 

  • You can also share the information electronically with another family or friend who has the internet, e.g. a son, daughter or grandchildren etc

Tasks to complete

 

  1. Learn how to support your clients without the internet below.

Full notes

We appreciate that many older clients and families may not have access to the internet, and still prefer to have resources given to them in hardcopies.

While the PRO tool itself is not designed to be printed, you can still print many useful resources to support them.

Why is PRO not designed to be printable?

 

The PRO is designed to organise a large number of resources in a model digital platform. This means that it cannot retain all of the innovative features when printed, for example:

  • The PRO is extremely interactive. With a few clicks, you can access a vast amount of different carer and PRO information, Tips and much more. When printed, this information will no longer be interactive.

  • As we solve the problem of people being overwhelmed by the amount of resources available, we only “link” to quality resources. This means that when printed, the links won’t work.

  • We point to many other interactive resources, such as videos, online tools etc. Those tools also can’t be printed.

Behind the Scenes
So, what do I do with my clients and families who prefer to print or have limited internet?

While the PRO tool itself is not designed to be printed, you can still:

  • open and print relevant individual linked PDF documents or web pages to give to your clients. This will still likely be more useful than not providing any resources at all that they need

  • you can share electronically with another family or friend carer, who has the internet, e.g. a son, daughter or grandchildren etc. This can empower them with the knowledge to help your client and the primary carer. But of course, please check for consent

  • simply talk them through the resources on the phone or during your home visits. During home visits, you can also show them the video on your mobile, tablet or laptop.

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