NDIS ASSESSMENTS & REPORTS
Our Team conducts comprehensive assessments to assist people with disabilities in accessing NDIS and to support future therapy funding for NDIS participants. The range of assessments provided by H-L Therapy include:
General functional assessments that identify functional needs in a wide range of paraprofessional and professional areas, such as showering, dressing, feeding, foot care, skin care, oral care, medication management, continence, toileting, mobility, transfers, food intake, nutrition, swallowing, communication, social skills, interests, memory, affect, cognition, washing, shopping, transport, communication, social skills general emotional wellbeing, mental health, etc). This assessment is supported by such interdisciplinary instruments as OARS multidimensional functional assessment questionnaire, and TUG (Time up and Go test), The De Jong Gierveld scales for emotional and social loneliness, etc.
Bio-psychosocial assessments (biological, psychological and sociocultural factors, personal strengths and barriers to therapy. Some factors assessed may include: medical and psychiatric history, diagnosis, substance use, type and effect of medication, ability to self administer medication, mental health assessment / observations, personal history, family history, social connectivity in the community, plan, goals and steps to progress with the goals. The bio-psychosocial assessments often include visual representation of family and systemic networks in the form of genograms and ecograms
Mental Health Assessments can be similar to biopsychosocial assessments but contain more detailed details describing the results of mental health examination, and descriptions how the mental health status is affecting the person’s every day function in such domains as personal care, activities of daily living, general social interactions with others and within the community. Mental health assessments also highlight the risk to the person’s wellbeing and that of other people and recommendations to best mitigate the risks.
Therapy plan reports / written within the first three weeks of the therapy program, summarising the issues and therapy modalities to address the issues, goals, steps and processes to measure goal progress
Therapy Review Reports are being written in support of the NDIS plan reviews following assessment in support of the NDIS plan reviews. All reports summarise the person’s unique situation, strengths, barriers, risks and goals as well as the progress with goal attainment, areas of future needs and forecast for future therapy requirements.
We can also support people by writing support letters to assist with a range of issues, such as for example, Housing SA applications. If you require assistance, please talk with us and we will advise how we could support you