Recognizing the uniqueness of each patient is of paramount importance in the Options Assessment. This detailed assessment, led by a Registered Nurse, is conducted at the patient's location of choice. The objective is to provide understandable options, and guidance on taking the next steps towards achieving determined healthcare goals.
Our "Options Assessmet" is helpful for all ages of people who may be overwhelmed with healthcare challenges, frustrated dealing with the current overburdened healthcare system or simply who need guidance on choices that are available to receive proper care or to stay independent at home. Also, families find it helpful when a loved one is preparing to return home from hospital and they want to ensure their home is ready so they can recover properly and don't have surprises beacuse of unexpected needs.
Patients and their families or supports, if desired, participate in this one-hour session. The general health history is reviewed and priorities of the current healthcare needs are addressed. Family dynamics, culture, environmental observations, psychosocial abilities, strengths and weaknesses, past and current coping skills, available supports and resources are all discovered through direct questioning and observation. This process is complemented with nursing knowledge and expertise to develop realistic goals, treatment plans and potential courses of action.
Options Assessments may be followed up with Qualicare's ongoing supervision and support, specifically designed to coordinate the activities in the chosen care plan. Many families find it beneficial to have a Registered Nurse assisting them to professionally coordinate their healthcare activity. Qualicare's monthly service packages are available that include monitoring, evaluating and reassessing the strategies and outcomes of set goals to ensure that optimum health is achieved, dignity is maintained and quality of life is enhanced in a timely and effective manner.