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MARICARE LTD

BEECH HAVEN CARE HOME
77 Burford Road
Chipping Norton
Oxfordshire
OX7 5EE
Tel: 01608 642766
Fax: 01608 644290
e-mail: beechhaven@aol.com
www.beechhavencarehome.com

MONTROSE CARE HOME
40 Prince of Wales Road
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1PW
Tel: 01305 262274
Fax: 01305 266990
e-mail: montrosecare@aol.com
www.montrosecarehome.com

Criteria For Admission

An assessment of need will be undertaken by a senior member of staff. Following the assessment, the prospective resident’s needs will be discussed with senior staff to ensure that their needs can be met. Once it has been agreed that the placement is suitable, a placement will be offered.

Maricare Ltd does not normally agree to emergency admissions, and one will only be considered if the Manager or her deputy is able to gain suitable information to determine whether the needs of the prospective resident can be met by the services and facilities within the home. Any emergency admission is short term and will only be considered for the long term after full assessment and review.

The administration of assessment is contained below:

Administration of Assessment

On receiving a referral the Manager will:
• Arrange for an assessment either at the potential resident’s current address, hospital or at the home.
• Complete the assessment form. This should be done before the prospective resident is admitted. The assessment should be completed in respect of an emergency admission as soon as is practicable, but not exceeding 10 days.
• Ensure that all required information is collected and forms signed as required. When talking to the prospective resident use the following list as a guide to ensure all relevant topics are covered and all other relevant information is collected
• Determine how the resident feels about moving into the home
• Observe the mental capacity of the prospective resident
• Discuss with the family
• Discuss family arrangements
• Show the prospective resident the home’s brochure and go through it with him/her
• Suggest a visit to the home
• All the information must be to hand before a decision is made to offer a place at the home
• Notify the family, social worker, hospital and/or any other parties involved in the placement
• Confirm the home’s ability to offer care by writing to the prospective resident or their family

Have the following forms completed:
• Admission Agreement
• Admission Form
• Consent Form completed by the resident / Next of Kin / Authorised Representative

When the assessment has been completed arrangements for admission should be made ensuring that relatives are involved.

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