What is a Montreal Cognitive Assesment?
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment test is used in 200+ countries around the world.
All of our Social Workers are specially trained and accredited to complete the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.
This additional assessment allows us to provide evidence of whether there is or isn't an impairment of the mind or brain at the time of assessment.
Your Questions Answered
What are the benefits to a montreal cogntive assessment being completed?
The MoCA can be beneficial in situations such as testamentary capacity where a client's will is likely to be contested, he MoCA can provide evidence, on the day, that there was no identifiable impairment of the mind or brain. This additional assessment further strength to a testamentary capacity assessment.
For those situations where there is a concern there is an impairment, but no official diagnosis has been given the MoCA can provide evidence of impairments, allowing us to have evidence for Stage 1 of the assessment outlined in The Mental Capacity Act (2005).
What to expect in a montreal congtivie assessment
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a brief, 30-question test that helps healthcare professionals detect cognitive impairments early on. MoCA is the most sensitive test available for detecting Alzheimer's disease, measuring executive functions and multiple cognitive domains which are essential components not measured by the MMSE.
What happens if the outcome is that you do have an impairement
Any evident impairment does not mean that you are unable to make a decision; a Montreal cognitive assessment supports a mental capacity assessment but does not evidence whether someone has the capacity or not. You can have an impairment and still have the sufficient mental capacity to make decisions.
Who can complete a montreal cogntitive assesment?
All of our social workers are accredited montreal cogntivie assessors, MOCA advise that anyoen comeplteing this type of cognitive assessment shoudl be accredited.
Can we complete video-link or face to face montreal cognitive assessments?
We can visit you in your own home or any other suitable space you feel most comfortable and at a time of your choosing. In those instances where face-to-face cognitive assessments aren't viable, we offer a fully secure video-link assessment service.
Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. All of our Social Workers are registered with Social Work England for your peace of mind.
Our assessors are accredited Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) assessors with specific experience in completing capacity assessments and specialist reports.
All of our assessors have undergone extra training to become accredited financial vulnerability experts according to Lichtenberg standards, so they can provide even more detailed reports on mental capacity.