Resource Centre - Characteristics (Home and Community Care)

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Characteristics displays information relating to the patient’s ability to be placed. This includes assessment results used by Home and Community Care.

Click the Characteristics tab (if available) to access Characteristics information.


The following table provides a summary of some of the key features of the Characteristics tab.

Feature Summary

Resident Assessment Instrument (RIA) Home Care (HC) Local Score

Displayes score if available:

  • Score 1 to 7 – Indicates low needs/low Alternate Level of Care (ALC) risk.
  • Score 8 to 10 – Indicates moderate needs/low ALC risk.
  • Score 11 to 15 – Indicates a high needs/ALC risk.
  • Score 16+ - Indicates a very high needs/ALC risk.
Resident Assessment Instrument (RIA) Contact Assessment (CA) Local Score

Displays score if available

Capacity for Placement

Will display as Capable, Incapable, Unknown, or blank (if not completed).

MAPLe Score

This is a method of assigning priority levels based on the measurement of functional, cognitive and environmental problems. (Example: Low –Very High).

MAPLe Score Comment

This is entered by the Home and Community Care Case Coordinator and provides further details related to the MAPLe Score.


Characteristics Preferences

The Characteristics tab has its own set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button Title: preference button in the header or by using the Preference Setup Wizard.


After updating your preference settings, click the Save & Apply button to save your changes.

To learn more about the various preference setting options, please visit the Common Preference Settings in ClinicalConnect section.