After the successful initial assessment by a GP, Social Worker or Nurse, a full Continuing Healthcare assessment will be conducted by a team of healthcare professionals who will consider the following:
- The type of help needed.
- How complex the needs are.
- How much risk is involved if the appropriate help is not received.
To make sure that your opinions and wishes are considered, you should always be fully involved in the assessment. It should always also be undertaken with at least two healthcare professionals who are already involved in your care.
The types of different needs that will be assessed include; mobility, medication, cognition, nutrition, and breathing. Each will be graded as either; no needs, low, moderate, high, severe, or priority.
The local Clinical Commissioning Group CCG is then presented with the recommendation that has been agreed upon by the healthcare professionals for approval. Following the approval the CCG arranges for a care package based on the individual requirements. In special instances, a fast track continuing healthcare assessment and package can be implemented for those whose conditions are deteriorating rapidly.