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CHC Assessors Phrase Book meanings...

Feb 23, 2020
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"Minimally able to reposition" = to an extremely small extent; negligibly. Meaning of negligibly: so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded.

"Skin is generally intact" = skin is not completely intact.

"has limited sitting balance" = slumps when placed in seat

"limited function in legs" = cannot weight bear

"Can communicate verbally however not always reliably" = cannot communicate in a consistently good or accurate way.

"Mental Capacity Assessment suggest no mental capacity for complex decisions" = remove 'suggestion' from phrase.

"Paracetamol prescribed but rarely given" = individual does not have mental capacity or communication ability to say they have an headache

"There are no other significant care needs to be taken into consideration" = no assistance will be provided to address further needs.



Please feel free to add your own observations of phrases and/or words used by CHC Assessors. I have numerous examples to add - it would seem the mis-use/misunderstanding of words by CHC Assessors is widespread. So are the descriptions within domain level of need.

"Completely immobile and/or clinical condition that, in either case, on movement or transfer there is a high risk of serious physical harm and where the positioning is critical DOES NOT ONLY APPLY TO SPINAL INJURY APPLICANTS OR THOSE REQUIRING NECK BRACES as assessors would make you believe ;)
 

Moose1966

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Feb 10, 2017
143
Staffordshire
"Minimally able to reposition" = to an extremely small extent; negligibly. Meaning of negligibly: so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded.

"Skin is generally intact" = skin is not completely intact.

"has limited sitting balance" = slumps when placed in seat

"limited function in legs" = cannot weight bear

"Can communicate verbally however not always reliably" = cannot communicate in a consistently good or accurate way.

"Mental Capacity Assessment suggest no mental capacity for complex decisions" = remove 'suggestion' from phrase.

"Paracetamol prescribed but rarely given" = individual does not have mental capacity or communication ability to say they have an headache

"There are no other significant care needs to be taken into consideration" = no assistance will be provided to address further needs.



Please feel free to add your own observations of phrases and/or words used by CHC Assessors. I have numerous examples to add - it would seem the mis-use/misunderstanding of words by CHC Assessors is widespread. So are the descriptions within domain level of need.

"Completely immobile and/or clinical condition that, in either case, on movement or transfer there is a high risk of serious physical harm and where the positioning is critical DOES NOT ONLY APPLY TO SPINAL INJURY APPLICANTS OR THOSE REQUIRING NECK BRACES as assessors would make you believe ;)
Agree 100% with you . Needs to be put out there and raise awareness.
 

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