"The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their their old measurements and expect me to fit them."
— George Bernhard Shaw
Adult Care Solutions was established in 1997, to serve the needs of adults of all ages experiencing challenges in health, aging and independence. We partner with individuals, their families and trusted advisors to offer problem-solving, guidance and hands-on-help. Working cooperatively, we help assure that our clients receive the best possible care, in keepin with their needs, wants, expectations and closely held values. Our clients are frail elders, medically complex or disabled adults, and those with dementia, or who are compromised by developmental, neurological or psychiatric conditions. ACS is a future oriented practice, dedicated to fostering realistic hope And optimism. We believe that offering the opportunity to make choices conveys true respect for the individuality and dignity of each person, and also, that the element of choice is best preserved through recognizing and addressing problems as early as possible.
Assessment is the process of identifying and untangling the factors affecting our clients’ functional autonomy and quality of life. Miriam conducts an initial assessment which will establish a basis for recommendations and care planning. We practice a bio-psycho-social approach, addressing the complexity of each person’s abilities and challenges and the influence of their present environment, in order to develop a working understanding. Whether for a brief consultation about a specific problem, or for an ongoing commitment, the initial assessment will review relevant information about:
- The client’s overall ability to care for themselves or others in the present living environment
- Conditions in the environment that influence the client’s safety and ability to function effectively
- The client’s perception of their quality of life, and factors that enhance or undermine satisfaction
- The client’s financial condition and availability of financial and legal guidance
- Involvement of family and friends
- Eligibility for public assistance
Once an initial care plan is established, assessment is ongoing, identifying changes in the client’s needs and making adjustments to the original plan.
This is the stage where an initial plan is established based on the specific needs identified in the general assessment. Learn more here…