Involvement of Social Services
When thinking about coming into a Care Home, it is important from the outset that the applicant gets their local Social Work Department involved. If the applicant has had no input from social services previously. If necessary, a letter from the applicant’s GP setting out their care needs might give some emphasis to their situation amidst inevitably busy caseloads.
Once on board, social services will conduct a Continuing Care Assessment of the applicant which will establish if they are ready for residential care. This assessment will also include a review of the applicant’s financial circumstances which will determine any funding to which they may be entitled as a contribution to the costs of their accommodation and care. More information on Continuing Care Assessments and the involvement of social services is available using the following link: Continuing Care Assessments.
Newark Care’s Assessment
Once a room in our Home becomes available, the applicant will first have their needs fully assessed by a senior member of our care team. In this way we provide each potential service user with the best possible information upon which to make an informed choice about their future care needs.
Our assessment will cover a range of health and social needs and all information will be treated confidentially. The assessment process enables the Home’s staff to be sure that the Home can meet a potential Resident’s requirements and to formulate an initial plan of the care that we would provide.
We undertake to inform the applicant on whether or not Newark Care can meet their care needs within a maximum of two days of the assessment having been carried out.