In order to fully understand your child’s needs and to provide your family with the best quality of support and care, we will ensure that a full CareNeeds Assessment is completed – which may include…
- A Personal Safety Risk Assessment
- A Home Risk Assessment
- Financial Support
- Medication Support
- An Essential Lifestyle Plan (including information about you, such as likes, dislikes, and how you’d like your child to be cared for)
Upon completion of the CareNeeds Assessment, the Care Coordinator will collate the information gathered and prepare a Personal Support Plan, which is individualised to your child’s specific needs and preferences. This plan provides detailed information regarding the service that will be provided and the tasks that care workers can and cannot undertake.
The plan goes on to explain you and your child’s individualised lifestyle preferences, essentials for daily living, and enjoyments. It also provides the results of their risk assessment and guidelines for support, as well as a few top tips on maintaining and (where possible) improving their health, safety, and wellbeing. It will also include background information with regards to your child’s characteristics, hobbies, social interests, life history and experiences. It will talk about the rest of the family as well as they are a key stakeholder in the care of your child.
As a matter of routine, contact details for professionals such as your child’s GP, dentist, chiropractor, optician, social worker, and/or advocate (where applicable) will also be listed.
Lastly, you will receive a copy of your Personal Support Plan and a further copy that will remain in your home for the use of our care workers. The plan will be reviewed within a month of the service commencement date and on a 12 monthly basis thereafter, unless the need for more frequent reviews is determined.
For more information on the care plan and all that the Care Needs Assessment entails, get in touch with a member of our team.