What is the ALTCS medical evaluation test?
The ALTCS medical evaluation test is the test performed after the initial phone conversation. The test is done in person and scored out of a set number of points. If the person undergoing the ALTCS medical evaluation test receives enough points, they qualify for ALTCS. Many things can contribute to getting points and they include ability to get through the daily activities of living (ADLs). These activities can include but are not limited to making meals, going shopping for food, ability to get to and from appointments, risk of falling, ability to get dressed, showering/bathing capability, incontinence and ease of going to the restroom by oneself. Additionally, a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis helps the person undergoing the evaluation to get about 1/3 of the points needed. If the person has severe dementia and can’t be left alone, most likely they are going to qualify. If you have any questions, please give us a call or request information and we would be more than happy to help.