For a NO answer they should be able to look after themselves at home for 24 hours if necessary, though they need not actually look after themselves. Independence includes the ability to plan for and carry out the following activities: getting washed, putting on clean clothes without prompting, preparing food for themselves, dealing with callers and handling minor domestic crises. The person should be able to carry out activities without needing prompting or reminding and should be capable of being left alone overnight.
Preferred Question Text
Independence at home: Is the assistance of another person at home essential every day for some activities of daily living?
Category Groups and Classifications
Traumatic Brain Injury
Outcomes and End Points
Moderate/Severe TBI: Rehabilitation
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