BF00 - Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Assistive Technology
Is this a contracted item:
Yes, Mobility & Functional Support
Is prior approval required:
Functional and product assessments to be conducted.
For example, Verbal Reminder Alarm with message setting.
These aids aim to orient entitled persons to time and place and support independence in daily activities by compensating for diminishing cognitive skills.
May also be useful for managing clients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) resulting from trauma, disease, stroke, alcohol, drugs, hypoxia, degenerative neurological disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Motor Neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease. ABI can affect a person’s cognitive, physical, emotional and independent function resulting in a mild to profound loss of independence.
The GP/LMO or Medical Specialist is responsible for ensuring a comprehensive assessment is conducted, such as using the Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales. The referral from the GP/LMO or Medical Specialist must specify type and stage of dementia, or ABI, and include relevant details of current co-morbidities and medication.