ACAT Assessment

In order to assess Dr Zheng’s level of physical and functional decline, and help determine what care and support service needs are required, a home assessment is necessary.  This will allow the assessor to determine how well Dr Zheng is coping at home with everyday tasks, his level of social support and any safety measures that may need to be implemented in the home.

Everyday tasks are often referred to as activities of daily living (ADLs) and IADLS (Instrumental Activities of Daily living) ranging from washing, eating and dressing to using the telephone and paying bills.

Involved in this assessment are the occupational therapist, social worker, community health nurse, Barbara Delahunty and family GP, Dr Farmer (MMBS)