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Clinical Assessments

Partners in Care Clinical AssessmentTaking the Guesswork out of Caregiving

To make the best decisions about your loved one’s care, you need a reliable source of complete and accurate information. Health care professionals depend on clinical assessments like those from Partners in Care. These assessments are state-of-the-art clinical tools, administered by experienced nurses, that make use of standard protocols that are accepted by providers. They help you understand your loved one’s condition and offer effective ways to manage it, and they give you peace of mind, knowing you’re doing all you can to protect your loved one’s safety and independence.

Partners in Care can help. Scheduling an assessment is easy and convenient, with appointments often scheduled in as little as 24 hours. Our nurses travel to all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties.

Home Safety Screening Assessment

According to the National Safety Council, accidents and injuries in the home accounted for 66,000 deaths in 2013. To help reduce this risk, Partners in Care conducts a systematic and thorough evaluation of your loved one’s home environment as it relates to their current medical condition. A home safety screening assessment takes into account such factors as:

  • Building exterior and entrance
  • Interior lighting, flooring, and pathways
  • Problematic clutter, wire cords, and faulty conditions
  • Bathroom and kitchen safety, including appliances

After analyzing all this information, we will make individualized recommendations that include:

  • Sharing any immediate concerns with the doctor
  • Household modifications or procedures
  • Home safety equipment
  • Appropriate community resources

Falls Prevention Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year more than one in four American seniors experiences a fall, and less than half tell their doctors. Falls themselves are dangerous events, and may also trigger further health problems that can endanger your loved one’s independence.

However, falls don’t have to be an inevitable part of growing older. Our falls prevention assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of multiple factors, including:

  • Physical capabilities such as mobility, strength, gait, and balance
  • Use of mobility devices and footwear
  • Medical condition and medications
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Nutrition and dietary practices

Based on these and other known risk factors including the home environment, we will make recommendations to help prevent slips and falls that may include:

  • Education to support the needs of your loved one
  • Physical rehabilitation or exercise
  • Medication management
  • Home safety modifications

Our staff has the expertise to provide all the care and clinical solutions needed to execute the recommendations in our assessments.

PRI Assessment: When a Nursing Home is the Right Option

If you or your doctor have determined that your family member’s long-term needs are best met in a nursing facility, you need a Patient Review Instrument (PRI)/SCREEN. This comprehensive evaluation is required by New York State law for admission to a nursing home.

The PRI assessment evaluates the following:

  • Medical condition/diagnosis
  • Medications needed
  • Special diet
  • Therapies required
  • Physical and mental abilities (including daily tasks) and any limitations
  • Behaviors that may need management such as aggressiveness, anxiety, or depression

Partners in Care can provide home care for a loved one at home or in a nursing home, if you feel additional help is needed.

Find out how Partners in Care can help you care for your loved one.

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