Statement of Admission Criteria, Aims of Assessment and Care

Barons Down accepts both male and female residents.

It is the home’s policy that all potential Service Users are pre-assessed either in their own home, hospital or other establishment. This is usually carried out by the Home Manager or in her absence, one of our other RGNs. This assessment is to ascertain the person’s health care needs and our ability to meet their required care. It also gives the person the opportunity to meet a member of staff and discuss any concerns they may have.

The Service User and/or their family will be encouraged to participate in this assessment and will be given informed choices of the options available to them.

Encouragement is given to visit the home and spend some time meeting the staff and having a coffee with other residents if appropriate, or even sampling the menu.

Privacy and confidentiality will be maintained at all times during this process.

The assessment is carried out using an Activities of Daily Living assessment tool.

Their medical condition and needs will be discussed with the Resident, medical staff, social workers and relatives. An assessment of their care needs is given in writing to the nursing home by the social worker and a copy of this is also forwarded to the Resident.

At all times the co-operation and involvement of the Resident and/or Power of Attorney will be sought in making this assessment to ensure their needs are met.

Risk assessment will be made if any risk is identified e.g. history of falls.

A Welcome pack is available to the Service User or family prior to admission. This will contain our Mission Statement, outlining the aims and objectives of the home, the structure and organisation of the home, the staffing levels and qualifications of the staff, services available and a contract to be signed by the Service User.

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