OT Homecare Direct Experience

All about money
Hi,

Recently, had an assessment with an OT for temporary assistance for my mother thought I would like to share the experience what was asked what I found difficult hope it helps a carer or cared for out.

Cognitive problems, memory issues tests done, health conditions, medications they take and WHEN, aids, how many steps to property? how many stairs, social life, hobbies and interests, asked about power of attorney, use blister packs rather than packets of medicines easier to manage, house owned/rented, who lives at home, any falls and when doctors result? type of heating, hearing issues, require full or parital assistance, shopping and cooking, cleaning, current benefits,

They wanted to do a physical standing up and walking about examination same as PIP we refused. They also want to visually inspect the wet room.

It was okay lasted 25-30 mins it was not in depth as PIP was and said before her speaking to her manager that she will send someone out on Friday? (how can she say that when its not been all approved by management?)

She also refeered me to social work department for a budget to purchase carer services pernanently.
pipsy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Hi,

Recently, had an assessment with an OT for temporary assistance for my mother thought I would like to share the experience what was asked what I found difficult hope it helps a carer or cared for out.

Cognitive problems, memory issues tests done, health conditions, medications they take and WHEN, aids, how many steps to property? how many stairs, social life, hobbies and interests, asked about power of attorney, use blister packs rather than packets of medicines easier to manage, house owned/rented, who lives at home, any falls and when doctors result? type of heating, hearing issues, require full or parital assistance, shopping and cooking, cleaning, current benefits,

They wanted to do a physical standing up and walking about examination same as PIP we refused. They also want to visually inspect the wet room.

It was okay lasted 25-30 mins it was not in depth as PIP was and said before her speaking to her manager that she will send someone out on Friday? (how can she say that when its not been all approved by management?)

She also refeered me to social work department for a budget to purchase carer services pernanently.
Thanks. We had a OT assessment yesterday and some of the questions were confusing.