A Functional Work Capacity Assessment is amobile capacity solution allowing assessments to be completed at the work site, school or in a client's home. A multi-day FCE may be completed to best determine safe work abilities where fatigue and activity tolerance are the primary limiting factors to a safe and productive return to work or function. This assessment is used to determine a multitude of activity or workplace barriers. It in include an assessment of physical, cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial abilities and match them to the demands of the work or the activity. The assessment may also assist in confirming the suitability of work offered with the injury employer; identify modifications/accommodations; and potentially identify if additional workplace training is required.
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A Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation assesses the functional impairment of a client’s memory, attention, planning, problem solving, learning, impulsivity and tolerance for multiple demands. The evaluation includes standardized assessment of cognitive functioning. Both Functional and Cognitive Capacity evaluations will outline the impact of changes in cognitive and physical function and recommend customized strategies to minimize the impairments designed either for home, school or the workplace. It can be designed to measure an individual’s ability to perform the physical or cognitive demands of a particular job using a job description or demands analysis report. Both assessments are administered with care for the client’s safety and well-being.
The CVE Inc. In-Home Assessment is formulated by Occupational Therapists to assess the impact of impairments as a result of injury or illness and relate these impairments to an individual’s functional capabilities with respect to activities in the home. Personal care activities, daily housekeeping activities, and the determination of any special devices are the primary focus when developing recommendations to assist the person in returning to a pre-accident/injury status. A component of the In-home Assessment is educational with a review of proper body mechanics and pacing/energy conservation strategies. A Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Form 1 can be added to address the possible need for attendant care and care giving/ dependent care assistance for accident-related impairments.
Depending on the requirements the CVE Inc. FAE/FCEcan be either a one or two day objective and standardized assessment focusing on the client’s physical capabilities/abilities as they pertain to their pre-injury abilities. Usually FCEs focus on the client’s ability to resume their pre-injury employment; however FCEs can be applied to any of the client’s life roles.