Limitations of the Milestones

By definition, no classification system can do justice to the uniqueness of the individuals it is classifying.

People naturally resist any attempt to reduce their experience to a single number.  When using the scale it is important to remember that it is our ability to understand and respond to the uniqueness of the individual’s experience that ultimately creates our ability to support change and inspire hope.

MORS is not a risk assessment tool and should not be used to determine if someone is a danger to self or others or if someone can live safely in the community.

MORS is not a treatment planning tool per se but it can be helpful during the treatment planning process.