Assessment

We use a modified version of the interRAI Assessment tool, along with input from our client and their family members, for a comprehensive assessment of home care needs. The original tool was developed by a panel of geriatric specialists and is widely used across Canada and around the world. While the tool provides a framework, we have modified it to take into account the preference of our client and reflect the experience and judgment of our caregivers.
Please call us at (403) 990 3837 for a one on one consultation and assessment. Consultations are at an hourly rate. You may also find the brief self-assessment below helpful.

Activities of Daily Living
Activities Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Getting out of bed  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Taking bath  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Grooming  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Preparing meals  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Eating meals  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Walking  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Driving car  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Taking public transport  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Shopping  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Doing laundry  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Doing light housework  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Managing money  Accomplishes Alone Needs Some Help Needs a Lot of Help
Physical and Mental Status
Physical / Mental Functions No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Vision  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Hearing  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Perception  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Balance  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Thinking  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Memory  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Depression  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Physical strength  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Disease diagnosis  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Bladder and bowel control  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Medication use  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Family support  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Mood and behaviour  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Pain  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern
Skin condition  No Concern Some Concern Significant Concern

If you need "Significant Help" or if you have "Significant Concern" in some areas then you may require home care services.Please call us for a consultation (403) 990 3837.

Working with Alberta Health Services

As a client advocate, our knowledgeable staff with work with Alberta Health Services to assist in completing the necessary paper work and in ensuring that our clients receive the maximum benefit under the provincial health care plan. We will also interface with doctors and nurses to ensure that our clients’ concerns or change in health conditions are heard and addressed promptly.