Coding questions and answers
Q: How do I work out the average time a resident is involved in activities?
A: Example: Resident gets up at 7 am and goes to bed at 9pm. Total of 14 hours.
Subtract time spent on ADL examples as listed below:
- Every day for the last three days – 1.5 hours personal cares and 3 hours of eating. Total ADL activity = 4.5 hours per day
- Every day for the last three days – 30 minutes of receiving medications
- Every day for the last three days naps for one hour.
- Total time the resident is unable to complete activities per day = 6 hours
The resident is free to complete activities either alone (for example reading or watching television) or group for 8 hours every day.
- Little – less than 1 /3 of time = less than 2.5hours involved in activities
- Some – from 1 /3 to 2/3 of time = between 2.5 to 5 hours involved in activities
- Most – more than 2 /3 of time = more than 5 hours daily spent involved in activities (reading, watering plants, group games).