Choosing to stay at home is one of the most important decisions you can make for yourself or for a loved one. A critical factor you have to consider is the ability to take care of daily activities.
Activities for daily living are often grouped into two separate groups: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are the basic and essential tasks of daily living.
Some of the important ADLS include:
- Eating & Drinking
- Using Bathroom
- Toileting & Hygiene
- Sitting, Standing, Getting into and out of bed (Transferring)
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are more complex tasks that require a higher level of reasoning and physical dexterity and mobility.
Some of the more common IADLS include:
- Making phone calls/using telephone
- Taking Medication
- Doing Laundry
- Driving or managing transportation
- Managing money/finances
- Meal preparation
Caregivers by WholeCare specializes in assisting with daily living tasks. We’re also capable of doing assessments for you or a family member to determine what areas you need help with and provide guidance on the level of care most appropriate for your situation.
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