Mental Capacity Assessments at OFH, UK - Efficient and Thorough Mental capacity assessments at OFH are completed both professionally and efficiently. Whether you need a CoP3 capacity assessment for property and financial affairs or a capacity assessment for lasting power of attorney, we offer services that make the process stress free for you and your clients, while providing a report that is thorough and meets the legal requirements. The capacity assessments conducted at OFH are completed by a team of professionals who have over the years assessed clients of varying complexities and dealt with a range of cases. All our assessors are highly qualified and experienced within the health and social care sectors. They include social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists with expertise in working with children and adults. Considering the nature and sensitivity of mental capacity, our assessors spend time to explain the assessment process to the client and/or their carer. Any information provided by our assessors before or during the assessment is done in a manner that is suitable to the client’s presenting needs and their level of understanding/communication. How to schedule an appointment You can schedule an appointment via our website, email or give us a call and have us arrange a visit. We know well that the period leading up to the assessment and even after the assessment can be tough on some clients. That is why we have dedicated staff that you can reach at any given time with questions and enquiries concerning the whole process. They will be all too happy to answer your questions and put your heart to rest. Our mission is to handle the toughest parts of this process and leave you with as little worry as it’s possible. Once you book an appointment with us, we will schedule a visit most suitable for the client. Appropriate scheduling of the appointment is highly important in getting the best out of the client. Hence, we try to book assessments at times when the client is more alert or when the impact of their condition is less acute. The assessment visits are provided at the client’s home, care home or other preferred location. We prefer to conduct the assessment in an environment the client feels at ease in, as from experience, we found that this has a positive impact in the client’s engagement in the assessment process. Information required for an assessment Our referral forms aim to obtain the information relevant to the assessment. For example, during a capacity assessment for decisions pertaining a person’s property and financial affairs, we will request details of the client’s assets, their daily living expenses and other relevant information. These are important because the assessor must consider the above in relation to the decision the client is required to make.
How long does an assessment take On average, an assessment can take anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour. However, where the client requires the use of communication aids or adjustments made for any specific difficulties they may have, the assessment could take up to two hours or more. Schedule an appointment with OFH today and let us provide a first-rate mental capacity assessment to answer the specific questions pertaining a client’s mental capacity.