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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 130. Adult Services Standards
9/22/2021

22VAC30-130-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Activities of daily living" or "ADLs" means bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, eating/feeding, and bowel and bladder continence.

"Adult" means any individual 18 years of age or older, or younger than 18 years of age if legally emancipated.

"Adult services" means services that are provided by local departments of social services to adults with an impairment.

"Adult with an impairment" means an adult whose physical or mental capacity is diminished to the extent that the adult needs counseling or supervisory assistance with ADLs or instrumental activities of daily living.

"Auxiliary Grants" or "AG" means cash payments made to certain aged, blind, or disabled individuals who receive benefits under Title XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended, or would be eligible to receive these benefits except for excess income.

"Chore services" means nonroutine, heavy home maintenance services provided to adults, including minor repair work on furniture and appliances in the adult's home; carrying coal, wood, or water; chopping wood; removing snow; yard maintenance; and painting.

"Companion services" means services to an adult, including light housekeeping, companionship, shopping, meal preparation, transportation, laundry, money management, and assistance with ADLs.

"Department" means the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

"Department-designated case management system" means the official state automated computer system for adult services that collects and maintains information on adult services provided by the local department.

"Eligibility based on income" means an eligibility category under which the adult's eligibility for services is based upon an income scale issued annually by the department.

"Home-based services" means companion, chore, and homemaker services that allow adults to attain or maintain self-care and are likely to prevent or reduce dependency.

"Homemaker services" means services that provide the adult instruction in or the performance of activities to maintain a household. Homemaker services may include personal care, home management, household maintenance, nutrition, and consumer or hygiene education.

"Income maintenance" means an eligibility category under which the adult is eligible for a service because the adult receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or AG.

"Instrumental activities of daily living" or "IADLs" means tasks such as meal preparation, shopping, housekeeping, money management, transportation, using the telephone, home maintenance, and laundry.

"Local board" means the local board of social services representing one or more counties or cities.

"Local department" means the local department of social services of any county or city in the Commonwealth.

"Public assistance" means TANF, AG, medical assistance, energy assistance, supplemental nutritional assistance program, employment services, child care, and general relief.

"Responsible person" means an individual who is authorized under state or federal law to make decisions concerning the adult and to receive information about the adult.

"Service plan" means a written plan to address the needs of the adult.

"Social supports" means individuals or organizations who routinely provide assistance or support to the adult.

"Uniform Assessment Instrument" or "UAI" means the department-designated assessment form. It is used to record information about the adult's level of service needs.

"Universal access" means an eligibility category under which the adult is eligible for services without consideration of the adult's income.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-131 and 51.5-145 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 9, 2021.

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