Admissions and Referrals Assessment
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- The participant must demonstrate amenability to support as provided within in-apartment/independent supported living model. Turning Leaf Community Support Services Incorporated determines amenability through a) interviews with the referred individual, b) family (when appropriate), c) involved collateral agencies and individuals, and d) a review of the referral information. In the process of determining amenability, Turning Leaf Community Support Services Incorporated may consider all relevant information such as the participant’s motivation towards involvement in support services, past responses to service providers, support, and factors such as psychiatric diagnoses and history of unsafe behavior (e.g., sexual or physical inappropriate behavior or violence).
- The participant must be residing independently in the community or expressing a wish to experience supported independent living.
- A Turning Leaf Community Support Services Incorporated Referral form must be completed.
Prior to acceptance to and commencement of services, a review of available referral information, collateral interviews, and an intake interview with the participant, and family when appropriate, will be completed. Upon completion, recommendations regarding participation will be presented to the referring agent. A proposal for service will then be considered and, if appropriate, submitted to the referring agent by the Executive Director.top
Turning Leaf Community Support Services Incorporated offers an assessment service designed to assist in determining the participant’s interests, strengths and independent living skills. The assessment process is undertaken upon request of the referral and/or funding agent and after a proposal for an assessment service has been submitted and approved. In such a proposal, the focus of the assessment and information gathering methods are identified.
During the assessment process, an assigned Community Support Worker will conduct participant interviews, family and collateral interviews (including, when appropriate, past or additional service providers), participant observation, and a review of available file information. The assessor will also employ several measurements and interviewing aids to assist in the gathering of pertinent information (e.g., the Scales of Independent Behavior- Revised, Supports Intensity Scale, Alumbra Questionnaire, a Turning Leaf Community Support Services Incorporated life skills/social skills checklist).
The purpose of the assessment process is to identify, through a participant-centered approach, the participant’s needs, strengths and current skills. In obtaining information on the participant’s needs, strengths, and current skills, the assessor may gather information that pertains to a) the comprehensiveness of the participant’s needs and b) the tailoring of support to the individual. Therefore, in gathering such pertinent information, the following areas may be explored: medical and health information, psychiatric diagnoses, family history, employment and vocational training history, current and past access to community, current and past social supports, and educational history. The core areas of exploration – those areas that directly pertain to the participant’s quality of life - include the following: medication management, meal planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, apartment cleanliness, money management (e.g., budgeting, banking, bill payment), time management, recreational interests and involvement, personal presentation (e.g., hygiene), positive peer group development, relationship building and boundary recognition, appropriate and healthy coping skills, relationship building skills, and community orientation and access.
At the conclusion of the assessment process, a report will be made available to the referral agent with the agency’s recommendations for supported living.top