makes it possible to assess the degree of loss of autonomy or the degree of physical or psychological dependence of an elderly person in the performance of their daily activities.
The lower the score, the more the person is considered to be highly dependent.
The six levels of loss of autonomy, defined thanks to the questionnaire are broken down as follows:
degree 1: corresponds to elderly people confined to bed who have lost their mental, bodily, locomotor and social autonomy, and who require the essential and continuous presence of caregivers. This group also includes people at the end of life;
degree 2 includes two categories:
people confined to bed or chair whose mental functions are not completely impaired and who require support for most activities of daily living;
those whose mental functions are impaired but who have retained their motor skills. Moving inside is possible but washing and dressing are not done or partially done.
degree 3 includes people who have their mental autonomy, partially their locomotor autonomy, but who require daily and several times a day aids for their bodily autonomy. Thus the toilet and the dressing are not done or partially. In addition, the majority of them do not assume alone the hygiene of the anal and urinary elimination.
degree 4 includes two categories of people:
people who can move indoors. They are dependent for bathing and dressing.
those with no locomotor problems, but needing help with physical activities and meals;
degree 5 is made up of people who are autonomous in their movements at home, eating and dressing themselves. They may need occasional help with bathing, meal preparation and housework.
degree 6 includes people who have not lost their autonomy for discriminatory acts of daily life.