Joya Lara Carnes, Admission Manager


Pre-Assessment at home

The first step of getting to know the client’s home environment is important for the team at The Vienna Recovery because it allows us to design a personalised treatment programme. Around three team members will deal with this step. It allows our team to get to know the client’s expectations and personal goals. You get to see how we work, and we gain insights into your family and your wider environment. The team gathers the key information about the client’s health history and lifestyle. These days spent together with the client lay the foundation for an effective treatment programme in Vienna.

Pre-Assessment at client’s home:

  • Blood sampling for genetic and epigenetic tests and stress panel
  • Blood sampling for orthomolecular laboratory diagnostics (takes about three weeks for results to come back)
  • Evaluation of medical history/identification of comorbidities
  • Initial psychological history
  • Collection of data on physical limitations and physical activity status
  • Analysis of lifestyle, family environment and wider environment
  • Analysis of at least three days of the usual diet
  • Identifying the client’s/family’s values and expectations
  • Discussions with the family/integrating the family into the process (to support the client in the best possible way)
  • Getting to know the kitchen team and the food purchasing team