Assessment of Attendant Care Needs

An Attendant Care Needs Assessment is a detailed assessment of a client’s personal care needs. Its goal is to determine the quantity and the complexity of assistance that the client will require with personal care in order to be able to function effectively in his/her own environment.

The emphasis of this assessment is on determining  the “routine” tasks that the client would perform daily for his/her personal care, such as dressing, undressing, grooming, feeding, mobility, or basic supervisory care tasks related to personal hygiene tasks, or even more complex tasks involving skin care, administering the medication, exercise.

Due to the diversity and differing severities of the clients’ physical impairments and their resultant varying levels of performance, there are different types of care: Level 1, 2, and 3.

Each level of care requires different levels of skilled professionals, such as: Personal Support Workers, Registered Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. Our Assessors will observe the client’s performing different aspects of their personal care, and will be able to determine and prioritize the physical limitations, and decide the type, intensity, and the frequency of the skilled need required.

This will be reflected in a detailed completed Form 1, which will be include calculating the Attendant care Costs and/or Assessment Reports, which will outline both the quantitative, and qualitative needs of the extra-assistance required.

The assessment can be completed in a clinic, hospital or the client’s home and can take between 1-3 hours, including the completion of Form 1.

 


Our primary assessment locations include:

Queen West Physiotherapy
345 Queen Street West
Brampton, Ontario
L6Y 3A9
Albion Hills Physiotherapy
18 King Street East
Bolton, Ontario
L6Y 3A9
ProHealth Physiotherapy
1230 Tynegrove Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 3A3

 

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