What happens in a care assessment?
Our initial and annual care assessment
Once you have decided to go ahead with care from Sarah’s Carers, the first thing we’ll do is carry out a care assessment.
A manager or care coordinator will visit you in your home to assess exactly what kind of care you need. This may vary from medical needs to help around the home and trips out.
We’ll ask you questions about what you feel you need help with and review your medical or hospital records (with your permission). We’ll also consult with other members of your family if you feel they have input into your needs.
We will also conduct a basic home assessment to ensure our work can be undertaken safely in your home. If required, a moving / handling risk assessment will also be completed to identify any equipment and / or handling techniques needed for care to be provided. A copy of these assessments and your care plan will be left in your home for reference by your Care Practitioners.
Your care plan and risk assessment will be formally reviewed each year to see if your needs have changed. However, we don’t wait until a formal assessment to modify your plan. We’ll monitor your care plan on an ongoing basis and if we feel your needs have changed, your Care Practitioner will let your Care Coordinator know. In addition, if you, your relatives or other care professional feel that your needs have changed and your care requires review then you are asked to contact your Care Coordinator.
You can find details on your Care Coordinator in your client file.