Loss of independence
Loss of autonomy and dependency
Increased dependency occurs when one develops a partial or total inability to carry out ordinary day-to-day activities, such as maintaining personal hygiene, getting dressed, getting around, eating, etc. This condition is often related to aging and to the decrease, or even loss, of physical and/or mental abilities.
The loss of autonomy is defined especially by the inability to make decisions.
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1SIGNS OF LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE
2EVALUATING LEVEL OF DEPENDENCY
Adults can be classified by their level of dependency based on GIR groups according to the nationally-recognized AGGIR table.* Individuals who are categorized in GIR groups 1 to 4 are eligible for disability allowance, which can help pay for expenses related to increased dependency in part or in full.
Responses can be categorized into three levels: the elderly person "can act independently most or all of the time," "can only partially, not all of the time or not correctly act independently" or "cannot act independently."
The GIR groups range from 1 to 6, from the least independent to the most independent.
*Independence, Gerontology Iso-Resources Group
CONFRONTING THE LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE
To help you better understand the impact of the loss of independence and to help you find the right contacts, BNP Paribas offers a practical guide.