Date lodged: 13 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the clinical care needs of people in care homes.
Answered by: Shona Robison 1 November 2017
Comprehensive assessments are undertaken prior to people being admitted to care homes and placed there by the relevant local authority/ integration authority. This incorporates a full needs assessment, including clinical needs, particularly for nursing care, as well as a financial assessment. For strategic planning and commissioning purposes, this information is aggregated at a local level to determine the overall number of placements which a local authority/integration authority may need in order to inform capacity planning in the care home sector.