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The Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI HC) is a comprehensive, standardised instrument for assessing the needs, strengths and preferences of older adults living in the community. It is a client-centred assessment instrument used to inform and guide care planning in a home based environment.
The RAI HC has been developed by an international and multidisciplinary group of clinicians. It has been adopted in many countries and has been translated into numerous languages. It is clinically useful for a wide variety of client populations, ranging from medically complex clients needing close attention to relatively well older adults who receive and require less formal support.
The RAI HC is one of a series of tools, which include those applicable for use in nursing home environments, Post Acute Care situations, Acute Care situations and those specific to Mental Health problems. All of the RAI tools are based on the same fundamental principles. That is, they each involve a person-specific assessment whereby data is recorded on a Minimum Data Set (MDS) form. Additionally, the measures incorporate guide lines to assist with problem-oriented interpretation of this assessment data.

Elements of the Resident Assessment Instrument

The RAI HC consists of two elements:
  • The first is the RAI Minimum Data Set for Home Care (RAI MDS), an assessment component, which enables the clinician to assess multiple domains of function, health, social support and service use. Where applicable, this component also provides the assessor with details about carer burden and the ability of carers to continue caring for their dependent within the home. Table 1 displays the domains assessed by the RAI HC. Some of the items act as “triggers” in identifying those who could benefit from further evaluation or who are at risk for functional decline.
  • The second element incorporates 30 Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs), which provide the assessor with general guidelines for further assessment and individual care planning for triggered problems. These CAPs can aid the assessor in identifying service requirements for the client and also allow for referrals where necessary.
Table 1. Domains Measured by the Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care

RAI-HC Domains


Resident Assessment Instrument use

The Resident Assessment Instrument – Minimum Data Set is the standardized assessment tool for admission, quarterly, significant change in health status and annual assessments for each resident. The licensed personnel may use this powerful tool for implementing standardized assessment and for facilitating care management in Homes and non-critical access hospital swing beds.

eMEDICS.org offers a 1st class Web and Mobile Off/Online RAI MDS solution that is fully integrated to our global ERP system. It can therefore be connected to any Electronic Medical Record (EMR), including ours . RAI MDS assessments may be required for Medicare payment. It is imperative that nursing home staff fully understand the requirements for both types of assessments. This, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and to remain in compliance with medical authorities requirements.


eMEDICS.org RAI HC standards

eMEDICS.org supports this standardized assessment and provides a Web and Mobile application to fill-in RAI HC form. Our mobile solution is designed to work perfectly fine offline. It is simple to use and very intuitive. It can be used as a standalone module or incorporated to your existing IT platform.

Our RAI solution is compatible with the following Operating Systems:

  • Front-end:
    • IOS (Ipad and Iphone)
    • Android (any tablet and smartphone such as Samsung),
    • HTML5 (any browser).
  • Back-end:
    • NodeJS/MongoDB.
    • php/mySQL.
    • Java/PostGreSQL.

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A white paper link for more information could be accessed below:

The Utility of the Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care

 

RAI HC doctorRAI HC with tablet

 

March 11, 2017 / Posted by / RAI HC solution – Resident Assessment Instrument for HC