Whole Person Assessment

The Whole Person Assessment is a comprehensive report which describes the supports and services needed to be in place in order to assist the consumer to successfully transition from their current placement to the community.  Interviews are conducted with the consumer, staff who work with them, Regional Center Service Coordinator, Medical and Mental Health Professionals, family members and friends (if available).  Each assessment takes into consideration the consumer’s individual needs including medical, psychiatric, and behavioral in addition to their wants and desires. All of these factors are taken into consideration in order to identify the appropriate recommendations to ensure the best quality of life for the consumer.

The goal of the assessment is to provide as much information as possible about the consumer in order for their new direct supports to be equipped to provide successful opportunities in the community. The assessment takes into consideration the skill level of the person, what they can do for themselves, and what they should be able to accomplish with minimal assistance from well trained Direct Support Professionals.  The assessment also looks at the legal and personal history of the person, their hopes and dreams for the future, and the assistance they require to enhance their personal and work related skills.

All pertinent records are reviewed including current IPP, CDER, Physicians Orders, Nursing Assessment, Psychological Assessment, Functional Behavior Analysis, Restraint History, Previous Placement Report, Forensic Reports, and Progress Notes. All the information is gathered and synthesized into a comprehensive report.  An individualized behavior plan is also included, which may be used by their new behaviorist in the community. The new direct supports will be able to read the report and have an excellent idea of who they are supporting, what they like, what they need, and how best to assist them in making a successful transition from their current placement to their new home. The aim is to make the transition as easy as possible for all parties involved.

Regional Centers currently have two options for out of state assessments.  We are available to conduct a standard Whole Person Assessment or a Record Review Assessment.  A Record Review Assessment consists of a detailed review of pertinent records that will assist us in making recommendations for safe placement, as well as phone interviews with current active supports who can contribute helpful information.