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The Community Care Assessment Casebook

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ISBN13: 9781898924050
ISBN: 1898924058
Published: June 1994
Publisher: Russell House Publishing
Format: spiral / comb bound
Price: £29.95

Designed to help staff to deal effectively with both current legislation and the challenges faced in specialist and complex community care assessment, this work contains 30 case studies drawn from real-life examples. Practical exercises involve and challenge the reader and examples forms are included to assist in the daily context of assessment, referral and care plan procedures. In addition, commentaries draw out the lessons learned from each case.

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Part 1 Introduction: new start, change and purpose; financing of community care; developing new services; assessment - the scale of the enterprise; is a need assessment really necessary? services without assessment; about this book - true stories and assessments from case studies; the commentaries explained.
Part 2 A guide to the guidance: introduction to assessment and care management; official stages of care management; what is need? disabled persons; developing shared values; challenging practitioners to change; ten steps of assessment; assessing need; skills in assessing need; what assessors need to know; levels of assessing; comprehensive assessment; priority levels; what users should know; useful definitions; non-oppressive practice.
Part 3 Case studies: the angry old lady; the HIV family; the repossessed war hero; the man who outstayed his welcome; the vengeful husband; the unneighbourly neighbour; the disputed placement; the invisible residence; the travelling family.
Part 4 Exercises: user profiles; priority setting; referral and assessment; care packages; recording and anti-discriminatory practice.
Part 5 Forms: examples of assessment, referral and care plan forms.
Part 6 Commentaries on the case studies. (Part contents).