The Palliative Care assessment offers an alternative for Home Care assessors to be used with clients living in the community and with a terminal condition or prognosis. The assessment focuses on items like, for example, managing pain and fatigue, and preparing for the need for increased support. Palliative Care assessments are also shorter than Home Care assessments.
Interpreting Palliative Care assessments
interRAI assessors working in aged residential care see the occasional Palliative Care assessment from their local NASC office or hospice. Some CAPs and Outcome Scores are different, as summarised in our factsheet.
Education for Home Care Assessors
Training is delivered in small groups and takes about two hours plus one supervised assessment and one on-line evaluation. Competent home care assessors can request training through the Request Training page and, depending on numbers, we’ll get a course organised.