Ask the Care Specialists

Welcome to our 'Ask the Care Specialists', your one-stop portal for social care-related questions. Our team of specialists will try to answer as many of your Social Care questions as possible.

Any recognised assessment tools when assessing an older person for a residential home?

Are there any recognised assessment tools when assessing an older person for a residential home?

The simple answer here is no. Every service and every provider differ. Electronic assessments, care plans and off the shelf tools would still need to be reviewed and tweaked by you to ensure they are what you can realistically offer, support and reflect what your service’s regulated activity is and what services, specialities you provide.

 

You may find the “What to expect during assessment and care planning” guidance produced by NICE a good starting point to ensure what you are using covers all of the points highlighted.

 

You can find the guide here: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/social-care/quick-guides/what-to-expect-during-assessment-and-care-planning

 

CQC Regulation 9: Person Centred Care also defines your assessment process and some of the things that as a provider you must ensure.

 

You can find the regulation here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/regulations-enforcement/regulation-9-person-centred-care#full-regulation

 

SCIE also have some great resources that you might find useful on integrated care, joint needs assessment and care planning: https://www.scie.org.uk/integrated-care/research-practice/activities/joint-needs-assessment-care-planning

Barry Price

Specialist in Adults with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs


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