A care or nursing home assessment is a process whereby details about a person’s physical and mental condition are noted. Details can include current medication schedule, medical history, support networks and capacity for performing daily tasks like bathing, dressing, eating, and cleaning. This information is then used to ascertain what level and type of support is required during the person’s time residing in the care home.
When a care manager takes down all the necessary information about an incoming resident using Care Vision, the data is automatically uploaded to the system, creating a Support Care Plan for each person for the very start. This helps reduce the time and effort needed to create this manually and helps care managers make informed care plans for their residents.
If you are suffering from a severe physical or medical condition or are finding it harder to look after yourself in the community, you may need to consider moving to a care facility. Care homes can help support you in your daily living routines and maintain your medication routine. In order to prepare the best care management plan for your individual needs, a care home will normally ask you to take a pre-admission assessment before they offer you a place.
Some common diagnoses in care/nursing homes include high blood pressure, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, arthritis, heart conditions, stroke etc.