What is an Immediate Needs Assessment?

In cases where individuals have experienced injuries, whether as adults or children, the impact on their daily lives can be significant. To address the various challenges and provide the necessary support, our case management team offers Immediate Needs Assessment (INA) services under the 2015 Rehabilitation Code. Let’s explore the concept of INA, its significance in evaluating and addressing the repercussions of injuries, and how it can help individuals regain their independence and access the support they require.

Immediate Needs Assessment explained

An Immediate Needs Assessment, commonly referred to as an INA, is a comprehensive evaluation conducted by experienced Case Managers to assess the effects of injuries on an individual's life. The assessment encompasses various aspects, including personal care, social interactions, transportation, education, and employment, among others. By examining these areas, an INA aims to identify the specific needs of the client, both physically and psychologically.

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The Role of the Case Manager

Upon initiating an INA, a dedicated Case Manager from Circle Case Management will visit the client to conduct an in-depth assessment. The Case Manager possesses expertise in evaluating injuries and their implications on an individual's daily functioning. During the assessment, the Case Manager will carefully observe and document the nature and extent of the injuries, considering their potential impact on various aspects of the client's life..


Comprehensive reporting

Following the assessment, the Case Manager will prepare a detailed report that outlines the immediate needs of the client. This report serves as a valuable resource for the individual, their support network, and relevant stakeholders involved in the rehabilitation process.

The report includes recommendations for essential care requirements, specialised equipment, necessary home adaptations, and estimates of the associated costs. By providing this comprehensive overview, the report becomes an essential tool in ensuring that the client receives the appropriate support and resources tailored to their specific needs.

The benefits of Immediate Needs Assessment

Immediate Needs Assessments offer numerous advantages to individuals who have experienced injuries. By engaging in this process, clients can expect the following benefits:

Personalised support

An INA enables professionals to gain a thorough understanding of the client's unique circumstances, allowing them to tailor support services to their specific requirements. This personalised approach ensures that individuals receive the assistance they need to overcome challenges and regain their independence.

Efficient resource allocation

Through the INA report, the Case Manager identifies the essential resources, equipment, and adaptations necessary for the client's well-being. This information helps in optimising the allocation of resources, ensuring that individuals receive the appropriate care and assistance promptly.

Financial planning

The INA report includes an estimation of the costs associated with the recommended services and support. This allows individuals and their support network to plan financially and explore potential funding options to meet the identified needs effectively.

How can we help?

Immediate Needs Assessments play a vital role in assisting individuals who have suffered injuries to navigate the challenges they face. Circle Case Management's dedicated team of Case Managers conducts thorough assessments to identify the specific needs of their clients, encompassing both physical and psychological aspects.

By providing comprehensive reports, INA facilitates the allocation of appropriate resources, personalised support, and effective financial planning. If you or someone you know could benefit from an Immediate Needs Assessment, please contact Circle Case Management or call on 01297 24145 to learn more about the services we offer.

Posted by Circle Case Management on January 22nd 2019

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