March 6th, 2013
Prior to scheduling Home Care services, a proper assessment should be made to determine which services are appropriate for the seniors’ requirements. One of the benefits of Home Care is the ability to individualize and tailor specific services to ensure each person is getting the level of care needed. This initial assessment includes getting to know the client and see them in their own environment where they feel most secure and comfortable. Numerous aspects of their health, including their cognitive and emotional status, are taken into consideration. The clients’ ability to manage their own care is also noted. The living accommodations are also assessed for potential safety risks. Ultimately, an individualized program for assistance is proposed, as well as any suggestions for making the seniors’ personal environment safer and more navigable. Although the needs of seniors can change even overnight, an initial assessment is an ideal starting point.
P.S. – Central Penn Nursing Care, Inc. does a FREE initial assessment. For more information please call our offices.