With the rapidly increasing aging UK population and growing pressure on public service to provide quality care for the growing number of elderly citizens, there is a pressing need to ease the burden placed on the NHS by finding ways to supporting independent living and participation. For example, early development of adaptive skills among elderly citizens to optimize independence; early identification of areas of need, and strategies to address this; evaluate capacity to live independently and provide performance-based results for monitoring strengths and need, in domains such as:
- Memory and orientation
- Managing money
- Managing home and transportation
- Health and safety
- Social adjustment
Pearson has the tools to support healthcare professionals working with aging populations to help optimise the golden years.
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Adaptive Behavior Assessment System 3rd Edition (ABAS-3)
This highly regarded assessment gives a complete picture of adaptive skills across the life span. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.
Independent Living Scales (ILS)
This reliable standardised tool helps to determine to what degree adults are capable of caring for themselves and their property, idenifying the most appropriate living setting for adults who are experiencing a decline in cognitive functioning.
The Functional Living Scale - UK Version (TFLS UK)
This test is an ecologically valid, performance-based measure of functional abilities with an emphasis on instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) skills, helping to assesses an individual’s ability to perform a variety of tasks that support independent functioning in the community. It is brief and easy to use and is especially well-suited for assessing those in assisted living and nursing home settings.