Unit 518-   Assess the individual in a health and social care setting

      1.1 Compare and contrast the range and purpose of different forms of assessment
The assessment process is a vital way of ensuring that individual’s needs are met effectively. There are a range of different assessment’s carried out in health and social care settings. The Single Assessment Process (SAP) became a part of the National Service Framework for Older People and is proposed to promote a suitable, effective and well-timed response to older people who need services from health and social care. It is a way of providing assessment for adults who have health or social care needs, it involves organisations working closely and composed with individuals to ensure they receive the appropriate care at the right time. Assessment information is shared with other professionals who will use their expertise to provide health or social services, permitted the individual gives permission for this to be carried out. As much information as possible is gathered about the individual in order to gain a greater understanding of their needs, views wishes, preferences and abilities. After their individual circumstances have been acknowledged, they are then reviewed to see how they affect daily living, independence and quality of life. Following an action plan will be created with the individual involved guaranteeing they are involved in the decisions about the care they receive.
The Single Assessment Process (SAP) involves different types of assessments. The background information and contact assessment; this is carried out when the individual first comes in to contact with a service. It is used to gather basic information such as name, GP details, home address, next of kin. It also ascertains if a further assessment of the individual’s situation is necessary. The overview assessment; this looks at different aspects of the person’s health and daily living, it helps understand what difficulties and...