Dependency assessment is used to identify the individual needs of a resident, as well as how effectively a prescribed treatment course is reducing their dependency.
The A dependency tool produces a score that identifies their level of dependency. Factors can include diagnosed medical conditions, level of mobility, cognitive abilities and general behaviour and mood.
The results from a dependency assessment inform how a risk assessment is drawn up for each resident. It provides personalised guidance so that the carers and other medical staff can concentrate on how best to care for the resident and keep them safe.