Nursing homes support scheme 2009 common summary assessment report guidance document

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/99153
Title:
Nursing homes support scheme 2009 common summary assessment report guidance document
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Oct-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/99153
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Common Summary Assessment Report and this Guidance Document are part of a process of developing a national common assessment approach, primarily for older persons seeking access to long term residential care for in the public, voluntary or private sectors. An assessment of needs is a legislative requirement. This Guidance Document has been produced to assist practitioners in the completion of the Common Summary Assessment Report (CSAR). Admission into long term residential care is a significant life decision. It is best practice that older people should have an assessment specifically to determine whether: a) there are remedial factors which might avert admission to long term residential care; b) the older person is under inappropriate pressure to enter long term residential care; and c) to provide recommendations to maximise health, by a Consultant Geriatrician or Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age. Where available, this assessment has a key role as part of the multidisciplinary team process in reaching a decision on the individual’s need for long term residential care. Exceptionally, adults with chronic and significant disabilities may also apply for state support. A similar approach applies to this care group, although the professions involved may vary. Health and social care professionals have a duty of care to ensure that people have been given sufficient and appropriate information for them to make an informed choice about whether they wish to enter long term residential care; this includes discussing with that person the reasonably foreseeable pros and cons of long term residential care. The rights and wishes of the person will be paramount in the decision making process. Whilst local arrangements will be made for the completion of the CSAR, it is generally envisaged that health professionals with the most comprehensive knowledge of the applicant will be central to the process.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; RESIDENTIAL CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-18T15:16:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-18T15:16:14Z-
dc.date.issued2009-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/99153-
dc.descriptionThe Common Summary Assessment Report and this Guidance Document are part of a process of developing a national common assessment approach, primarily for older persons seeking access to long term residential care for in the public, voluntary or private sectors. An assessment of needs is a legislative requirement. This Guidance Document has been produced to assist practitioners in the completion of the Common Summary Assessment Report (CSAR). Admission into long term residential care is a significant life decision. It is best practice that older people should have an assessment specifically to determine whether: a) there are remedial factors which might avert admission to long term residential care; b) the older person is under inappropriate pressure to enter long term residential care; and c) to provide recommendations to maximise health, by a Consultant Geriatrician or Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age. Where available, this assessment has a key role as part of the multidisciplinary team process in reaching a decision on the individual’s need for long term residential care. Exceptionally, adults with chronic and significant disabilities may also apply for state support. A similar approach applies to this care group, although the professions involved may vary. Health and social care professionals have a duty of care to ensure that people have been given sufficient and appropriate information for them to make an informed choice about whether they wish to enter long term residential care; this includes discussing with that person the reasonably foreseeable pros and cons of long term residential care. The rights and wishes of the person will be paramount in the decision making process. Whilst local arrangements will be made for the completion of the CSAR, it is generally envisaged that health professionals with the most comprehensive knowledge of the applicant will be central to the process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectRESIDENTIAL CAREen
dc.titleNursing homes support scheme 2009 common summary assessment report guidance documenten
dc.typeReporten
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