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Handbook for Assessing and Managing Care in the Community - Gillian Kaye

Handbook for Assessing and Managing Care in the Community

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Published: 1st March 1994
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Focusing on assessment procedures relating to people in residential and supported accommodation settings in the community, and those preparing to move to such settings, this book goes beyond general guidelines to the day-to-day practical issues facing those carrying out assessments. It looks at both the skills and knowledge required to help staff to understand the broader meaning and context of specific assessment tasks. It also makes the link between assessment techniques and procedures and care management, approaching the problem in two ways: What kind of assessment will provide the information for effective resource allocation and planning? What kind of resource allocation procedures will ensure the closest links with individual client assessments? The book is informed by recent research, including major research funded by the Scottish Office, and implications are also drawn from the author's broader experiences of working with other client groups, particularly elderly people, people with physical as well as multiple disabilities, people with mental health problems and people with HIV and AIDS.

The authors are to be congratulated on assembling so much useful information, which will be of great assistance to care managers and others. -- Age and Ageing Based on empirical research, this is essentially a practical book which should be of immediate value to those involved in the assessment process... There is a welcome emphasis on the need for the creation of opportunities for individuals, rather than the attempt to fit individuals into groups... A particular strength of this volume is the way in which the authors combine philosophical/policy issues (setting out clearly the philosophical principles underpinning their work), empirical research findings and practical advice... This book is clearly written in a way which should make it accessible to people at all levels in the care-assessment and management process. The principles established are effectively illustrated with 'case' examples... It should be essential reading for all participating in client assessment. -- British Journal of Visual Impairment The authors explore the problems and issues which include the quality of life criteria and the varying procedures for costing services including the traditional and "real" costs. There is a final extremely useful section on the management issues arising with people with `very special needs'. -- Journal of the Institute of Health Education Dr Seed's approach to Assessment is to be commended for improving quality and ultimately saving time. In particular, the client has a central role and the process effectively links commissioners and providers in a positive partnership. -- Stewart Robertson, Group Leader, Disability Team, Kent Statements of good practice are the framework for the application of a needs-led, person-centred approach. The two insights I found most helpful in this study were the "opportunity" approach to assessment, and the conceptual presentation that so effectively interlinks the two processes of assessment and care management. -- Community Care The account of the methodology is clarified by examples of "real" people at turning points in their lives... These personal interest stories make engaging reading taking the process beyond policy data and costings to the realisation of individual need. -- Disability News This practical handbook is based on the authors' research into helping people in transition... The textbook contains an assessment form developed by the authors as well as case material. Additionaly, a useful introduction to costing individual care packages is given. -- Nursing Times This book addresses day-to-day practical issues facing social services staff who carry out patient assessment and care management. It looks at both the skills and knowledge required by staff to undertake assessments and helps staff understand the broader meaning and context of specific assessment tasks they may need to perform. -- Abstracts in Social Gerontology

Introductionp. 1
Developing Excellence in Community Carep. 5
Quality of Life Assessmentp. 24
Assessment and Client Choicep. 64
Assessment Skills and Training Needsp. 75
From Assessment to Placement Packagesp. 90
Costing and Resource Targetingp. 103
Approaches to Placement Planningp. 119
People with Very Special Needsp. 134
Further Helpp. 146
Referencesp. 147
Indexp. 148
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ISBN: 9781853022272
ISBN-10: 1853022276
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.28