Accredited Expert Mental Capacity Assessors
Our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our mental capacity assessments.
We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.
Retrospective Mental Capacity Assessment
When an individual's decision making is contested on the grounds he or she lacked capacity at the time of making a decision, a contemporaneous retrospective assessment can be undertaken by a health or social care professional.
This can involve a mental capacity assessment of the individual, reviewing medical records, and discussions with family, friends, and professionals to determine the probability of capacity at the time of the decision being made.
Depending upon the situation, a retrospective capacity assessment can include:
A Montreal Cognitive Assessment
A Transaction Specific Financial Vulnerability Assessment
A Transaction Specific Family and Friends interview
A Review of Medical Records
A Mental Capacity Assessment in-line with the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and relevant case law
Through completing these different interviews and assessments, we can achieve a thorough investigation to ascertain the probability of a person having the capacity for a specific decision at a particular time.
Retrospective assessments can be completed pre and post-mortem for a host of specific decisions.
Retrospective assessments will be completed as soon as possible, however, they are not included within our 7-day turnaround service.
The viability of a retrospective assessment is dependent upon the availability and quality of evidence provided.
In Person Mental Capacity Assessment
Our assessors ensure any assessment is therapeutic in nature, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) promotes the concept of supporting people to make their own decisions, it's not about removing your ability to make decisions.
Our assessments usually take place in the individuals home, whether this is a private residence or a care home, although on occasion it's necessary for assessments to take place in hospitals or in private organised rooms such as hotel meeting rooms.
An assessment, will, on average take approximately 1 hour and our experienced Social Workers try to ensure it is a comfortable and relaxed experience, its important to us that the individual feels confident enough to engage with us, as it is only that way we can get a true understanding of someone’s capacity.
Telehealth Mental Capacity Assessment
via secure video link
Face to face mental capacity assessments are always going to be best practice. However, in those instances where this is not feasible, we offer a safe, secure and professional online mental capacity assessment via our integrated telehealth service.
As with our face to face assessments, our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our telehealth mental capacity assessments. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.