Picking a new assessment tool

In the adult DD program, you get assessed each year. The assessor meets with somebody who knows you well. The assessor uses a standard assessment tool. Right now, that tool is called the SIB-R.

This week, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is meeting to pick a new assessment tool. It will probably not be the SIB-R. Three choices it will consider are:

1. The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS).

2. The Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP). The ICAP is based on the SIB-R.

3. The interRAI.

Others have compared these tools. You can find some reviews and comparisons using web search engines like Google.

What do you think the new assessment tool should be? Please let us know. The ACLU will be attending a meeting with IDHW about it this week. Please let us know what you think before Wednesday, November 2, 2016, if you can.