Tag Archives: Care Needs Assessment

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Money rules for care homes (1)

The rules for payment for care homes can be complex depending on the persons care needs and financial circumstances. Seeking specific advice is always best. (See links to independent advice services on the following page) The following is a brief … Continue reading

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Emergency – if you are ill

You should consider what you would do in an emergency or if you are delayed or become unwell and need to get replacement care arranged quickly. Health information NHS 24 telephone 08454 242424 Your GP Local minor injuries clinic 999 … Continue reading

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Equipment Needs assessment

If the person is still in hospital any equipment they need should be assessed for and referral made by the hospital. Usually the Occupational Therapist for daily living equipment, Physiotherapist for walking aids or Nursing staff for medical equipment or … Continue reading

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Getting help and advice

Get as much advice as you can about your local options. The local authority is a good starting point for your needs assessment. This will help you to think about your needs in relation to the effects of the stroke … Continue reading

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Adaptations to housing

Always seek advice from your local authority before starting any major adaptation A major adaptation is considered to be a structural change to a property. This can include widening doorways for wheelchair access, converting a bathroom into a wet floor … Continue reading

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Access to local authority services

Details of your local authority are available in you telephone directory under social work. You can call and ask for a needs assessment and/or a carer’s assessment. You can make enquiries about local services or ask to be referred to a health … Continue reading

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Home Care Organiser

Home care organiser coordinates the team of paid workers who will care for the person at home. They are responsible for arranging health and safety checks on the environment the workers will be using in your home. They will discuss … Continue reading

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The Community Social Worker

The community social worker you see will usually be from the adults with physical disability section. They will have specialist knowledge of the services available locally and what you may be entitled to. Some will have been trained in stroke … Continue reading

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The Care Needs Assessment

The person should have a single shared or care needs assessment in hospital so any services they require can be arranged. If the person has not been offered a needs assessment you should ask for this. If the person is … Continue reading

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Who they are and what they do?

Medical: Medical history Neurological examination Blood tests Referral for CT or MRI scans Medication – aspirin, warfarin, thrombolysis, statins Detection and treatment of complications- infections,deep vein thrombosis, epileptic seizures Monitoring and reducing risk … Continue reading

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