It starts with anIn-Home Assessment.
Whether you’re looking for care management or home care, once we understand your needs, we’ll be ready to help.
There are two types of in-home assessments.
Home Care Assessment
This is preliminary to our providing specific services, such as help with meal preparation or personal hygiene. Springpoint at Home doesn’t charge for this type of assessment when it’s the first step in providing home care—we just want to make certain that the services we’re providing are appropriate and adequate.
A home care assessment is also one of the first steps in the care management process. Because the assessment is an in-home evaluation of an older adult’s needs and the family’s concerns, it helps the family better understand a loved one’s current situation and plan for future needs. A Home Care Assessment includes:
- Medical Information: medical history, physical abilities, and medications
- Functional Abilities: activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, and meal preparation
- Cognitive Function: memory and mental
Care Management Assessment
This is a very in-depth evaluation conducted by a master’s level, licensed social worker. These members of our team are highly experienced in working with seniors. An assessment is helpful when there’s been a change of behavior such as loss of initiative or financial mistakes. It should also be considered when there’s the threat of abuse or frequent accidents or hospitalizations.
The result of care management assessment is a plan of care (a road map, if you will) for your loved one that supports his or her ongoing safety and happiness with the highest possible level of independence. You can then choose to coordinate with our team for ongoing services to implement that plan of care through coordinated geriatric care management and home care services.