The value of monthly Registered Nurse assessments
Updated: Nov 16, 2021
In an effort to ensure good care, Virginia law requires senior care agencies like Senior Insights to have a Registered Nurse perform assessments “of client needs to develop a plan of care or services.” How extensive those assessments are, or how often they take place, can vary from one agency to the next.
At Senior Insights we’re committed to performing full assessments of our clients. Like our initial three-part holistic needs assessment, our periodic RN assessments look at physical health, mental health, functional and social abilities, cognitive health, and even a safety evaluation, to obtain a complete picture of our clients. This is often an eye-opening experience for our clients and their families, because these assessments can reveal previously unknown information. Good as the initial assessment is, what brings even more joy to clients and their families is our commitment to reassess our clients monthly. In these times of COVID-19, this helps families torn between the risk of exposing their loved one to possible infection in a doctor’s office or an emergency room and the risk of letting a potentially serious non-COVID condition go untreated. Our nurses are also able to communicate with physician offices to help coordinate care. Physicians appreciate our reviews of respiratory, cardiac/circulatory, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular, and urinary systems as well as vital signs analysis and skin condition.
When you engage Senior Insights for our care management and personal care services, you become part of a team dedicated to quality care and quality clinical oversight. Our holistic approach has proved successful time and time again. It’s our commitment to our seniors and to the senior community at large.
So please contact us at: 804-270-3619 or here to learn more about senior care that’s better than just “good enough.”