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How does DDD score each question?

DDD selects one answer per each question that best describes your reported need.
(1) What level of monitoring does the client typically require during awake hours?
Answers
Definitions
Score
Independent
Can be left unattended. Might occasionally show poor judgement, but does not require routine access to a support person.
0
Remote (e.g., a week or more)
Can be left unattended for extended periods of time, but requires access to a support person either via phone or someone who visits the person weekly or so.
1
Periodic (e.g., every couple of days)
Can be left unattended for a couple of days, but requires access to a support person who checks in every few days via telephone or in person.
2
Monitoring (e.g., half day, unstructured)
Can be left unattended for several hours at a time (2-4 hours) to engage in independent activities, but needs access to a support person daily for guidance or assistance.
3
Close proximity (e.g., 1-2 hours, structured)
Can be left unattended for short periods of time (1-2 hours), provided that the environment is strictly structured and that a support person can respond quickly in an emergency situation.
4
Onsite (e.g., on property)
Cannot be left unattended. Requires a support person on the property at all times, at least during awake hours.
5
Line of sight/earshot (e.g., close observation)
Cannot be left unattended. Requires a support person within the room or within earshot of the client's location at all times during awake hours.
6
(2) What assistance does the client need to handle unfamiliar or unexpected situations?
Answers
Definitions
Can resolve independently
The client can generally handle unfamiliar or unexpected situations. The client shows generally good judgment and awareness of personal safety.
Can resolve with remote assistance
The client can handle unfamiliar or unexpected situations by calling or contacting someone remotely for assistance (e.g., by telephone or email). The support person does not need to be physically present.
Needs someone physically present to assist
When unfamiliar or unexpected situations occur, generally someone must be present or come to the client to help the client resolve the issue.
Needs full physical assistance
The client cannot generally participate in resolving such situations; someone else must resolve them.
(3) Is client able to summon help?
Answers
Definitions
Can call someone on telephone
Client can discern when help is needed and contact someone via telephone or other electronic means. This includes dialing 911, using speed dial to contact someone, email, radio, or dialing a phone number.
Can seek help outside the house, nearby
Client can discern when help is needed and can summon a remote caregiver, neighbor, or other person outside the house or nearby to assist when necessary.
Can seek help inside house
Client can discern when help is needed and can summon a caregiver or roommate within the house to assist when necessary.
Cannot summon help
Client is unable to summon help or discern a dangerous situation that would require help.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-10-029, ยง 388-828-5060, filed 4/23/07, effective 6/1/07.]
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