Assessment Tools

Dr Vivian Lou

Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration

The University of Hong Kong

©2021 by Sau Po Centre on Ageing.

Screening Tool

  • Assess the caregiver's crisis and needs through conversation, observation or inquiry

  1. Hurt yourself or care recipient

  2. Abuse or suffer abuse (mental, physical, financial, neglect, etc.)

  3. Fall (including caregiver and care recipient)

Crisis Intervention

  1. Pain

  2. Financial difficulty

  3. Indoor or outdoor environment fails to meet care needs

  4. Failed to provide daily care for the care recipient (ADL & IADL)

Risk Management

  1. Little interest or pleasure in doing thing

  2. Feeling down, depressed, or helpless

  3. Insufficient family support

  4. Heavy caregiving burden

Psychosocial Needs Fulfilment

Multi-dimensional Risk Assessment Tool

  • Standardized brief 24-item assessment tool

  • Support tailor-made assessment tool

Demographic characteristics

Caregiving burden

Depressive symptoms

Family functioning

Health conditions

Positive Aspects of Caregiving (C-PAC) Scale

  • Standardized 11-item assessment tool

  • Evaluate positive caregiving appraisals among Chinese dementia caregivers

Useful

Good

Needed

Appreciated

Important

Strong

Meaning

Skills

Appreciate life

Positive life

Relationships