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Senior Care Assessment Tool for Family Caregivers

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Score Explanation

The scoring ranges below are intended to be suggestions that provide a discussion tool for families. Every individual’s situation is different. Please consult with a physician, social worker or eldercare case manager for additional direction.

10 and under: The individual is independent and most likely can reside safely in an independent living environment (house, apartment, etc.)
11 – 15: The individual may require some help, such as support through family and friends, a companion care service or in some instances, independent housing with services (in independent housing or apartments settings, individuals can remain as long as they meet the terms of their lease and have the regular help of family or home care). In some circumstances, assisted living may be appropriate.
16 – 34: The individual may benefit from additional home care services, or a combination of family support and community services such as Meals on Wheels, adult day care, etc. Depending on the situation, the senior and family may want to consider options such as assisted living, enriched housing, or PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).
35 and over: The individual may likely require a nursing home or a high level of home care services or MLTC (Managed Long Term Care) program. A high level of assisted living may be appropriate in some circumstances.
Dementia care: If you have selected answers 4F, 6C, 8C, 9C, 10A and 10B, the individual may be experiencing a decline in mental ability that interferes with daily life. You should seek the opinion of a medical professional to assess the need for dementia care.

Click Here to view LeadingAge WNY member facilities and organizations that may be a starting point for making decisions for your loved one. Our members include not-for-profit senior housing, assisted living, skilled nursing, home care and community services. The list is not inclusive of all facilities and organizations available in Western New York; LeadingAge WNY represents not-for-profit senior care providers.


 For more information on caregiving issues, read the articles on our Additional Information page.