Capacity Assessments

By: Lifemax Occupational Therapy  15-04-2011
Keywords: Assessment, decision making, Designated Capacity Assessor

The new Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) now demands that anyone needing guardianship or trusteeship must have a CAPACITY ASSESSMENT to determine their level of decision making capacity. Designated Capacity Assessors (DCA) have been trained by the Public Guardian to provide these Capacity Assessments. Occupational Therapists are ideally suited to assess for capacity with their strong background in cognitive and functional assessments, task analysis, interview assessment skills, and client-centred focus.
The AGTA also mandates a fair and very comprehensive process for assessing decision making. Lifemax OT is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by an experienced O.T. with firm values of client advocacy, thorough assessments, strong knowledge of the AGTA, and a deep commitment to client satisfaction.
I will help to cut through the uncertainties of the new legislation and provide you with the knowledge and resources you need, including the capacity assessment and CAPACITY ASSESSMENT REPORT (CAR) for filing with the courts.
I vow to serve the best interest of the Adult concerned in the assessment, in keeping with Lifemax Occupational Therapy's motto: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LIFE!

Keywords: Assessment, decision making, Designated Capacity Assessor

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