10A NCAC 06A .0102       DEFINITIONS

As used in this Subchapter, the following terms shall have the meanings specified:

(1)           "Activities of Daily Living (ADL)" include eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, bowel and bladder control, transfers, ambulation and communication such as speaking, the written word, signing, gestures and communication devices.

(2)           "Available Person" is someone who lives with or near the client, who has the time and is willing to perform the needed services.

(3)           "Primary Caregiver" is the person who voluntarily provides the most care or assumes the most responsibility for another person.

(4)           "Home Management" includes tasks that range from basic housekeeping, shopping, and essential transportation to intensive work with individuals and their families on budgeting and family management.

(5)           "Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)" includes meal preparation, medication intake, cleaning, money management, phone use, laundering, reading, writing, shopping and going to necessary activities.

(6)           "Medically Stable" means physical or mental adaptation to previously recognized health problems with effective maintenance by diet, medication, or routine physical exercise, or a combination of these remedies.

(7)           "Medically Unstable" means a recent acute illness or complications of a chronic condition that are not physically or mentally controlled by diet, medication, or physical exercise, or a combination of these remedies and which require frequent monitoring and testing by skilled professionals.

(8)           "Older Adult" means 60 years of age or older.

(9)           "Own Home" means that the service recipient is living in a residence he maintains for himself or is maintained for him.  "Own home" does not include any group care setting.

(10)         "Personal Care" includes tasks that range from assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation to medical monitoring and other health care related tasks.

(11)         "Respite Care" is a component of In‑Home Aide Services which provides needed relief to primary caregivers of persons who cannot be left alone because of mental or physical problems.

(12)         "Responsible Person" is someone who is dependable and capable of performing the needed services for the client.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑181.1(c); 143B‑181.9A;

Eff. December 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.