At Seniority Group, we believe that the foundation of our seniors’ care is an in-depth and detailed assessment of their health status, as well as their living situation and social circumstance. After our assessment is complete, we provide a detailed written summary of information with specific recommendations for a comprehensive plan of care.
Interview Assessment Preparation
We believe that the best way to provide your senior with the most appropriate and complete set of services is to really get to know you and your family. Because we want to fully understand your senior’s issues, challenges, resources and supports, we come to their home to meet with them and, if possible, also with you for an informal but very Comprehensive Assessment of your family’s current life-circumstance. By working together with you, your senior and other family members, we will assess your senior’s living situation and health-status and develop a comprehensive plan to best address their needs and goals. Since every situation is unique and based upon the family’s specific goals, our meeting can last between two and four hours. Depending on your senior’s tolerance and physical condition, we may even require more than one session. Your senior’s wellbeing is always our top priority.
The Assessment May Include
- A full medical history of your senior, including recent and past hospitalizations, surgeries, and diagnoses, as well as a collection of medical data such as recent laboratory results, diagnostic tests, alcohol and drug use as well as their current medication regime.
- An analysis of your senior’s social environment, including local support systems, interpersonal relationships, family dynamics and availability, social and spiritual activities and community involvement.
- An evaluation of your senior’s current living arrangement, including an assessment of home safety and manageability.
- An assessment of your senior’s level of functionality, including strategies for taking medications and determining types of support needed to maximize independent living.
- A review of important family documents such as advanced directives, power of attorney and strategies for money management.
- Defining and establishing the needs and goals of your senior, the goals of your family and the ways we can assist and advocate for you and your senior.
After we meet, we will provide you with a written comprehensive evaluation, encompassing the data and information gathered during the evaluation and a detailed recommendation of services and referrals necessary to appropriately meet your senior’s needs and goals.
- Set goals to determine life-style priorities and services needed to achieve your senior’s objectives
- Develop a plan of action and timeline to connect your senior with appropriate services, facilities and other support necessary to meet their goals
List of Items and Information Recommended for the Assessment
- Date of birth
- Social Security number
- Health insurance cards
- List of family members, addresses and phone number
- List of physicians’ names, addresses, phone numbers
- Medical history
- Information regarding recent (and, if possible) past hospitalizations
If you don’t have this information readily available, don’t worry!
We will help you find any information that is important to developing a strategy to meet your goals and needs.