Court of Protection Assessments
We are currently providing our complex care case management services to Pryers Solicitors, Stewarts Law, CL Medilaw, Esure Insurance and Fieldfisher LLP. We have received considerable positive feedback, and our clients are making progress.
We also provide the following services:
- DoLS assessments
- Best interest assessments
- Mental capacity assessments
- INAs and INRs in a timely and professional manner
Based in St Albans in Hertfordshire, our team of case managers are healthcare professionals, psychologists, social workers, and therapists. Our skill mix is our strength because we take a collaborative approach to each client to ensure that we can provide a specific and individualised care plan and rehabilitation recommendation to best suit the client and their choice of lifestyle.
We specialise mainly in spinal injuries, brain injuries, complex and serious injuries, and mental health, and are a rehabilitation-orientated team.
Spinal cord injury settlement
The client is in the community and his legal case is settled following a Road Traffic Collision. He sustained C4 complete spinal cord injury with many challenges with the CCG and care agencies. CCG refused to continue to provide CHC funding due to behavioural issues and his mental health deteriorated at the time of our initial meeting.
As case managers for our client, in 6 months we managed to negotiate with the CCG to approve his CHC funding in the first month of our involvement. The CCG decided to transfer the case to us as the main PHB holder and more importantly the client is happy and content.
The client's family reported that he went out and interacted with his friends and family in the last three months more than he has done in the last 2 years.
Our client was referred to us by his solicitors following an RTC. At the time of the initial assessment, the client was in hospital and the discharge report stated polytrauma.
With our involvement and recommendations and proactive approach and collaboration with the legal team, the client attended private inpatient rehabilitation and had several spinal injury assessments and neurology assessments, which confirmed cauda equina and frontal lobe injury, which explained his cognitive decline. His house was not accessible, and he was confined into one room.
Within 4 months of our involvement, the legal team managed to secure interim payment for private rent whilst his house was adapted to suit his needs and he has regular physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as psychology support for himself and his family.
We are in month sixteen of case management and the vocational support commenced for the client to return to work in an alternative role and PIP approved with adapted vehicle in place.