Activities of Daily Living -

Activities of Daily Living

ADL; Basic tasks of everyday life assessed in the categories of dressing, bathing, eating, transferring, and toileting.
  • The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for services and financial assistance.
  • Activities of Daily Living are used as an important measure to determine the level of care an individual requires. A thorough evaluation of a senior’s ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine what’s next.
  • Your aging parents think they can still take care of themselves, but if you’re noticing any of these red flags, it is time to consider in-home care.
  • There are 8 instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) that are used to determine a senior’s ability to be self-sufficient and what services are needed to support living independently.
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