The key to long-term care is functioning. Therefore, long-term care authorities have given considerable attention to defining and measuring minimal components of independent functioning.
There are four disability models traditionally used to measure ones inability to function independently in society. They are the Social Model (IADL’s), the Physical Model (ADL’s), the Mental Model (Cognitive Impairment), and the Medical Model (Injury or Sickness or medically necessary). [Read more…] about When is LTC Needed? Social Model