Are you supporting an individual with an apparent need for care services, or are you an Attorney for Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney, but are concerned the person you are supporting lacks insight into their care and support needs? Perhaps you’re unsure if you can begin using your powers as an Attorney to make decisions about organising care services?
A Care Planning Mental Capacity Assessment can be completed to establish if the person you are supporting can make an informed decision regarding their presenting care and support needs, and support you as an Attorney to make a Best Interest decision in the event that the person you are supporting is unable to make this decision for themselves.
A Care Planning Mental Capacity Assessment is used to assess an individual’s ability to understand their care and support needs, as well as their ability to make an informed decision as to how and where these needs should be met in the longer-term. This assessment is completed using The Mental Capacity Act (2005), following the five principles within the Act. This assessment will support the Attorney(s) in making a Best Interest decision, where the individual is deemed to lack the necessary Mental Capacity or to evidence the individuals ability to make an informed decision in relation to their care and support needs and how these should be met in the longer-term.
A Mental Capacity Assessment for Care Planning can be completed in isolation or instructed alongside our Social Care Needs Assessment. Having both services completed at the same time can be useful, as the Care Planning Mental Capacity Assessment will provide a clear understanding of whether the individual has the ability to make decisions for themselves about accepting care services, or where the best place to receive care services is. Thereafter an Social Care Needs Assessment will provide a comprehensive report detailing all assessed care and support needs, along with a recommendation of the types of services that could meet these needs.
Mental Capacity Assessment for Care Planning Process and Duration
We take care to ensure everyone who we work with is happy and comfortable before we commence any of our assessments. We aim to conduct the full process in approximately an hour, but sometimes it can take longer when dealing with more complex information and personal circumstances. For the setting, we’re flexible and will accommodate you either at home, or in a Care Home. We also offer assessments over Secure Video Link. Video assessments are accepted in Court as a legitimate method of robust assessment; therefore we are able to offer a Secure Video Platform to undertake all of our Mental Capacity Assessments.
We are Experienced Mental Capacity Assessors
We actively promote positive engagement in the decision-making process. Throughout the Mental Capacity Assessment for Care Planning, we remain attentive to the individuals needs and aim to engage the person being assessed in a calm and positive experience. Our expertise in social care has equipped us to approach complex interactions with professionalism and empathy.
Planning the Right Next Steps for You or your Loved One with Our Sensitive Social Care Needs Assessments
Supporting someone into the next stage of later life care can be emotional and overwhelming. That’s why we offer non-obligatory advice over the phone or alternatively you can get in touch via the contact form.