Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

ADL; Basic tasks of everyday life assessed in the categories of dressing, bathing, eating, transferring, and toileting.

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  • 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.

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  • Activities of daily living an important measure used to determine the level of care a senior requires. A functional assessment of their ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine next steps.

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  • 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 hiring in-home care.

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  • 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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