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Independent Living Assessment for Seniors, Families & Home Care

Posted by Will Hicklen on Oct 5, 2010 3:51:00 PM

Boston University Independent Living Asessment

Great news! This is a very short post. I thought I would pass along this excellent tool to help seniors and their families assess how well suited a person is to live independently. This was developed by the Health & Disability Research Institute of Boston University’s School of Public Health. The tool queries the user with a series of brief questions related to three areas of function that support independent living. The results are quick, and easy to read and understand.

Phillips Lifeline has sponsored the assessment, and the results are intended to help seniors and families initiate a dialogue between themselves as well as with caregivers, such as doctors, Home Health workers, or Private Duty home care agencies. Home care agenciees would do well to share this tool with their clients and family members as a means to discuss some of the issues that determine whether seniors can live independently or might benefit from some assistance in the home. Many types of assistance are available in the home, both medical and non-medical.

Simply click here or on the button below to get started. If you have questions, start here with the excellent FAQ that is provided.


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Topics: Recommended Reading, Senior Demographics, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, transitional care, Aging in Place Technology, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen

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