|The project had two main requirements:
- To review the draft revised VHC Assessment Instrument and suggest amendments for improvement. This review examined the instrument’s structure, appropriateness and sequencing of questions, and its ability to meet the requirements of the VHC model. The VHC assessment tool was evaluated for validity and its overall ability to collect appropriate assessment information to allow for a broad description of client care needs.
- To produce an Assessment Framework document that includes domains and business rules, and translated (where appropriate) the content of this document into a paper-based format, titled ‘draft enhanced VHC Assessment Instrument’. This Instrument is to be in a paper-based form that can be tested by Assessors.
|Why did they choose AACS?
|AACS had completed development of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) for residential care and a new community care assessment framework and tool set for the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). DVA wanted to benefit from this experience and expertise and develop their new assessment approach in a way that while different, was complementary to the general community care assessment model.
- Analysis of DVA program models, principles and guidelines
- Community care assessment experience and expertise
- Understanding assessment methodology, assessment tool development
- Analyse and critique of current assessment approaches and tools
- An understanding the requirements and skill base of staff undertaking the assessments
- Providing an approach that would dovetail in with the latest national health assessment models.
- Workshop presentation skills
- Program model development using a consultative approach; AACS worked with DVA, VHC assessors and VHC agencies
- Web Survey development and analysis
- Recommendations for new assessment model and instrument
- Validation of a draft paper-based tool