Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Resident assessments

I wanted to talk about resident assessments. Identifying resident needs also should include an assessment of the skill set of the care staff that will be providing the care and services. Traumatic Brain Injury clients have a different set of needs than dementia or mental health clients. Staff need to receive training specific to the needs of residents with Traumatic Brain Injury. When care staff tell supervisors something is wrong they need to be listened to and the resident assessed. Nurses who complete assessments for residents need to access their resources to gather the necessary information they need. The internet is loaded with various resources from credible sources.