Small changes in a person’s manner and well-being can often be the first signs of a range of illnesses. Spotting these changes early and addressing them quickly is an essential goal for care providers.
The I AM SMART assessment tool has been developed by Insequa as a carer’s aid. Using the tool, you and your staff can:
- help avoid hospitalisation
- prevent increases in the amount of additional care and support required
- provide a big picture record of a person, even when care is delivered by multiple carers
How does it work?
I AM SMART is a mnemonic to help Care Staff spot important changes in the condition of Service Users, thereby helping you provide preventative and safe care and support. The assessment makes it easier to record issues that require observation and offers a go-to framework for easy reference.
You can download I AM SMART free – just fill in the form to access a PDF with more information and the framework. You can save this to use, print out or share with staff.