The Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) is a term that is used to describe self-care activities that we perform on a normal daily basis. These include activities such as bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, etc. to name a few. Within the Healthcare Professional realm, the ability or inability to perform the Activities of Daily Living can be a measurement of a person’s function and independence.
While basic categories of ADLs have been suggested, what specifically constitutes a particular ADL in a particular environment for a particular person may vary. Care To Stay Home has designed our services to enhance the dignity and independence for those who may need assistance with any Activity of Daily Living.
The Activities of Daily Living
Basic ADLs consist of self-care tasks, including:
• Personal hygiene and grooming (Oral Care, Hair & Skin Care)
• Dressing and undressing
• Feeding oneself
• Functional transfers, i.e. Getting out of bed
• Voluntarily controlling urinary and fecal discharge
• Ambulation (Walking or using a wheelchair)
• Range of Motion Assistance
Personal Care refers to the basic self-care tasks of bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and grooming. Personal Care also includes such tasks as toileting, incontinence care and mobility assistance. Individuals who begin to need assistance with one or more of these activities can benefit from our professionally trained staff. Our staff can provide full assistance with any personal care needs or can simply provide supervision and standby assistance and support. We work side by side with our clients to minimize any disruption in normal routines. Our dedicated Care Managers perform a detailed assessment and evaluation to identify what Personal Care tasks your loved one may need further assistance with. We also identify ways to maintain the highest level of independence at home. We are committed to working with each client and their family to determine the most adequate level of care. We offer support services in a variety of arrangements. We can provide assistance with Personal Care Services for just a few hours a day, 7 days a week or around the clock, 24-hour home care. To schedule your free in-home assessment, click here.Read More