Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Instruction
Being able to do the daily things can make all the difference.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to activities required for self-care.
These self-care activities may include: feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming. Basic mobility, ambulation (walking or using an assistive device) and the ability to change positions (such as getting out of bed or out of a chair) are also components of ADLs. These measures indicate the functional status of an individual.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) include activities such as preparing meals, doing housework, managing finances,using a telephone and shopping. These skills allow an individual to live independently in a community.
This service is offered at:
· Puyallup Clinic
· University Place Clinic