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Needs Assessment
What is needs assessment?
Human rights have to be the main focus of needs assessment.

Needs assessment can be at an individual level and/or a community level.

A needs assessment is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or "gaps" between current conditions and desired conditions.

How do you proceed with a needs assessment?
Gather data to define needs.
Identify concerns.
Identify and analyze the causes.
List consequences if the cause is not removed.
Enter a rating (low, medium, high) of the difficulty of correcting the problem.
Decide on priorities.
Identify possible solutions and/or remedies.
Prepare a plan.

In what situations are needs assessments required?
Emergency needs assessment.
Nonemergency needs assessment.
Problem or complaint-oriented assessment.

Is there a difference between needs assessment and survival needs assessment?
Yes.

What is the difference between needs assessment and survival needs assessment?
Needs assessment is a big entity.
Within needs assessment is survival needs assessment.
Take a look at this.
http://www.qureshiuniversity.com/survivalneeds.html
These are the questions to be answered in survival needs assessment.

Take a look at this.
http://www.qureshiuniversity.com/needsassessment.html
These are the questions to be answered in detailed needs assessment.

No competent primary care physicians exist in the community.
This is a need of an individual.
This may not be an emergency; however, need of an individual is a need.

What do I feel needs to be included in needs assessment?
Needs assessment has to be done under the supervision of a physician.
A care coordinator, physician assistant, counselor, or nurse can do a needs assessment under supervision of a physician.

What aspects of a needs assessment are important to its success?
Relevant questions and truthful answers.

What steps are involved in conducting a needs assessment?
Questions to be asked in needs assessment.

What questions should be asked in needs assessment?

What should I know about you?

What are your needs?

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Your profile.
Your survival needs details.
Your social support network.
Your health care providerís profile.
Activities of everyday living assessment.
Physical Health Assessment
Behavioral Health Assessment

Your profile.
What is the name of individual whose needs assessment has to be done?

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What is the date of birth of the individual whose needs assessment is to be done?

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What is your mailing address?

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What was your mailing address from birth until now?

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In general, how is your physical and mental health?

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What is your telephone number?

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What languages can you understand?

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What are the sources of medical history?

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Where are you located now?

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Is your complete medical history ready?

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Do you have a physician referral?

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Yes
No
Don't know

Who is writing answers to these questions?

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The patient.
Someone else on behalf of patient.

If someone else is answering these questions on behalf of the patient, how are you related to the patient?

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Sister
Cousin
Brother
Mother
Father
Case manager
Relative
Primary care physician
Nurse
If other, specify.

Have you gone through the Internet human healthcare guidelines?
Take a look at this http://www.qureshiuniversity.com/internethealthcareservices.html, public health guidelines, http://www.qureshiuniversity.com/publichealthworld.html patient education guidelines http://www.qureshiuniversity.com/patienteducation.html at mentioned resource?

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Do you think your issue or issues have not been answered at this resource and need individualized doctor consultation?

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Your survival needs details.
Do you have enough of these resources from the state?
Food
Clothing
Housing
Health care
Transportation
Security
Education
Consumer goods
Communication

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Do you need any of these resources to be enhanced?

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What are the issues?

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What are the sources of your survival needs?
The state department of human services.
The state department of food and supplies.
Etc.

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What best describes your survival needs for the one year from January 1, 2014, to January 1, 2015?
1. Water
2. Food
3. Building needs
4. Everyday sleeping/living location
5. Health care
6. Clothes
7. Transportation
8. Safety
9. Education (a lack of education leads to long-term consequences)
10. Caregiver
11. Communication (etc.)
12. Air (oxygen) (Properly ventilated living room/Not properly ventilated living room)

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What options can you add to each survival need?
1. Enough
2. Not enough
3. Need more
4. I do not have survival needs from the state for the next 24 hours or one month. This is an emergency.
In various regions, specific numbers have been displayed to call if you do not have survival needs.

Do you live alone?

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How long have you lived where you are now?

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Are there ongoing threats to your safety?

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Do you have access to enough food?

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Do you eat three meals per day?

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Survival Needs
http://www.qureshiuniversity.com/survivalneeds.html
Here are further guidelines.

Your social support network.
Describe your connection with family and friends?

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Do you consider them a part of your support system?

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Is there anyone else who is a part of your support system?

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How, where, with whom do you spend most of your time?

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Describe your social, cultural, and spiritual support activities:
Do you have any problems with any of the following day-to-day tasks:

Cooking
Cleaning
Shopping
Obtaining food
Eating
Bathing
Using the toilet
Oral hygiene
Taking care of _______
Managing resources
Getting around the region

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Impairment Rating and Disability Determination
Health status

How would you describe your health status relevant to your age?
100% mentally fit.
100% physically fit.


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Do you have any problems with activities mentioned below relevant to your age?
Walking
Seeing
Hearing
Speaking
Breathing
Learning
Working
Caring for oneself (eating, dressing, toileting, etc.)
Performing manual tasks
Getting started after sleep
Sitting
Sleeping

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Your health care providerís profile.
Do you have a primary care doctor?

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Do you have a doctor who does yearly health assessment/screening?

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Have you been in the hospital in the last month?

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Do you have health problems that you need help with right away?

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Do you have any appointments scheduled with doctors or other specialists?

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Do you need extra help to access services, such as a wheelchair ramp, a computer screen reader or large print materials?

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What is the number on your medical card?

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A medical card number is usually a nine digit number.

What state or entity has issued this medical card?

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Activities of everyday living assessment.
What is your normal day like?

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Where do you obtain your everyday food?

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How far is that from the location you live?

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Do you consume food mostly at home, your office or workplace, or outside?

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Sleep History Questions

Do you have any difficulty falling asleep?

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Are you having difficulty sleeping throughout the night?

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What is troubling you?

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Physical Health Assessment
In general how would you describe your physical health?

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Excellent
Very good
Good
Fair
Poor

Is your health now ? better ? the same ? or worse, when compared to a year ago?
Height: Weight:

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What physical health concerns do you have now?

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Asthma
Cancer
Diabetes
Head trauma
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hypertension
Chronic Pain
Seizures
STIs
Dental problems
Sleep problems
Nutrition issues
Emphysema/COPD
Lack of exercise
Any Heart Disease

Do you test your own health at home (blood pressure, glucose)?

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In the past year, did you fall for no obvious reason?

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Staff: Do health problems match EMR? ?Yes ? Unknown ? No (if no, describe discrepancies)

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In the past year, did you go to the Emergency Room/ Hospital because of a Health Condition (medical or psychiatric)?

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When? Where? How long? Why?

In the past year, have you been in a nursing home for a medical condition?

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When Where Why?

Do you have any allergies?

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Do you eat three meals per day?

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Behavioral Health Assessment
In general how would you describe your mental health?

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Excellent
Very good
Good
Fair
Poor

Is your mental health now - ? better ? the same ? or worse, when compared to a year ago?

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Have you ever sought (or are you currently receiving) help for a mental health concern?

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No
Yes (describe)

In the past year, have you been in a nursing home (IMD) for a psychiatric condition?

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When? Where? Why?

Are you experiencing any health or social problems related to drinking?

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Do you have any health or social problems related to use of street drugs?

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Do you currently smoke?

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Are these survival needs or nonsurvival needs?

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Do you think these are emergency or nonemergency needs?

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What department in the state has a duty to resolve these issues?

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What needs to be done immediately?

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What can be done later?

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