Health professionals routinely refer to the ability or inability to perform ADLs as a measurement of the functional status of a person, particularly in regard to people with disabilities and the elderly.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are defined as “the things we normally do” such as feeding ourselves, bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, walking, etc … By assessing the ability of a patient to perform these tasks, we can determine if help from a caregiver is needed. Sometimes, the help provided can be very minimal such as helping the patient getting dressed in the morning. Sometimes, further and longer assistance from ADL nursing is required.
The Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
At Sevens Home Care, our name is rooted in the 7 Activities of Daily Living. These 7 ADLs are an industry standard for deciding if a loved one needs help at home. It’s essential for individuals to understand the necessity of performing these tasks for as long as they possibly can. While our services cover a wide range of activities these seven are a strong starting guide for determining if your loved one needs home care.
Our Services for the Seven Activities of Daily Living
1. Bathing and Grooming
2. Dressing and Undressing
3. Meal Preparation and Feeding
4. Functional Transfers
5. Safe Restroom Use and Maintaining Continence
7. Memory Care and Stimulation (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)
Additional ADL Nursing Services
Light Medication and Therapy
Escorting to Doctor’s Appointments
Laundry and Ironing
Bed Making and Sheet Changing
…and many more
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