Daily Living Activities
Choosing to age in place 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.
Two of the most important aspects of independent living involve mobility in the community and staying engaged and active.
We provide companion care to help seniors stay connected and independent.
- Meal Companion
- Arranging Social Events/Trips to visit friends
- Help with letters and correspondence
- Help with phone calls
- Shopping & Errands
- Plant Care
We also provide reliable and safe transportation services for seniors and those needing assistance. We’ll help with running errands, getting you to and from appointments (medical and non-medical).
Caring for a loved one is an incredible experience. It is done with love, generosity and compassion.
It can also place intense demands on the person providing care. Caregiving for a family member/spouse or child can be difficult for all the parties involved.
Sometimes everyone needs a break. That’s where respite care can help. Caregivers by WholeCare can provide a much needed break for the family caregiver. We’ll provide a trusted, dependable caregiver who can take care of your loved one while you get a break.
Our caregivers are trained to deal with a variety of diagnoses including:
- Post Surgery Care at home
- Post Stroke Care
- Cancer Treatment