The following definitions apply to respite care services:
"Caregivers" means a spouse, relative, or friend who has primary responsibility for the care or supervision of an adult with a functional disability without receiving direct, public or private payment for the caregiver services they provide.
"Continuous care or supervision" means daily assistance or oversight of an adult with a functional disability.
"Family caregiver support program or FCSP" means a statewide program offered by area agencies on aging to provide support for unpaid caregivers who provide care to an adult with a functional disability.
"Functional disability" means a physical, mental or cognitive condition requiring continuous care or supervision in completing activities of daily living or instrumental activities for daily living.
"Care receiver" means an adult (age eighteen and over) with a functional disability who needs daily continuous care or supervision.
"Service provider" means an agency, or organization under contract to the area agency on aging (AAA) or its subcontractor.
"Supervision" means providing oversight of an individual to assure his/her safety and well-being.
"TCARE®, tailored caregiver assessment and referral system" means the process (screening, assessment and care planning) to establish eligibility for respite care and other caregiver support services for unpaid family caregivers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
and 74.09.520. WSR 12-13-040, § 388-106-1200, filed 6/13/12, effective 7/14/12; WSR 05-11-082, § 388-106-1200, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]