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The assessment is a face to face visit with the person and their family as appropriate. Assessments are usually completed within an hour's time. The first part of the assessment is comprised of questions relating to basic information such as date of birth, address, phone, etc. The second part of the assessment speaks to any diagnosis of mental illness or developmental disabilities that may be present along with any treatment history for that diagnosis. This may trigger a second evaluation if documentation warrants. The third part of the assessment details what types of assistance the person needs with daily living skills and activities of daily living. These include such things as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, etc. This data assists the assessor in discussions of what types of services may meet the needs of the individual and helps to facilitate referrals to those services.
When applicable data from the assessment is entered into a state wide database and is used by the Department of Children and Families to determine eligibility for Kansas Medicaid for nursing facility care.
C.A.R.E. stands for client, assessment, referral and evaluation. By Kansas Legislature everyone seeking admission to a nursing facility has to be assessed by a Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) trained assessor.