In Home Physical Assessment

In Home Psychosocial Assessment

Home Environment Assessment

Caregiver Assessment

Assessment of Holistic Quality of Life

Recommendations for Late Life Relocation.

In Home Physical Assessment

The In Home Physical Assessment occurs in the senior’s living space and environment. It includes an evaluation of the senior’s functional capacity, ability to provide self-care, mobility within the home and evaluation of sensory loss. It also includes general health assessment and ability to manage personal medications and treatments and ability to make and keep appointments.

In-Home Psychosocial Assessment

The comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment provides objective information about the cognitive, social, psychological, spiritual and financial capabilities of the senior as well as their coping skills in their home setting. It provides an understanding of the senior’s family and caregiver dynamics. All of this assessment helps to develop an appropriate and successful plan of care.

Home Environment Assessment

A valuable part of a senior assessment is the home assessment. This includes evaluation of safety factors, how effectively the person is functioning with the floor plan and room arrangement and may include observation of the client performing some activities of daily living. The Home Environment Assessment encompasses fire safety, escape plan, home hazards and emergency access.

Caregiver Assessment

If the senior has the assistance of a caregiver, it is often beneficial to assess the ability and knowledge of the caregiver. The caregiver is often a spouse, daughter or paid individual who may not be trained for the responsibility of the care. It is valuable to be able to further educate the caregiver to concerns, ability to follow-up with medical appointments and knowledge and capability to administer medications. It is also important to build in ways to prevent caregiver burnout so that the care giving relationship can be preserved.

Assessment of Holistic Quality of Life

Assessment of the Holistic Quality of Life consists of evaluating the presence of social interactions and connectedness, engagement with activities that promote purpose and well being, stimulation of the mind and a sense of spirituality. This is very specific to the senior and contributes to ones purpose and meaning.

Recommendations for Late Life Relocation

Assisting families in assessing the current life circumstances and evaluating when a move to a new environment is appropriate. This includes providing support to families faced with the decision of the best relocation for the individual, circumstances and resources.