Personal home care can help you or your loved one continue to live comfortably and confidently at home. Often, support with everyday tasks is what's needed most. By assisting with meal preparation, running errands, or hygiene, Tandem Careplanning caregivers can alleviate some of the pressure and responsibility felt by individuals and their families as they age. These everyday tasks are known as activities of daily living (ADLs).

Activities of Daily Living

One of the greatest benefits of living at home is maintaining your independence. ADLs get to the heart of this, incorporating the everyday tasks that are fundamental to personal care and wellbeing. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), by comparison, are more about running a household. Often, they are the daily chores that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about until we don’t have the time, energy, or ability to do them.


Review the lists of ADLs and IADLs below: It may help spark some thoughts about what you or your loved one needs day-to-day help with today or will need help with in the future.

Activities of daily living (ADLs) include:

Moving from one place to another as part of a daily routine
Personal hygiene, such as trimming facial hair
Showering and bathing
Help at mealtime
Getting dressed
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) include:
Light housekeeping & laundry
Tracking household expenses
Running errands and grocery shopping
Medication management and reminders
Using the telephone or computer

Personal Home Care with Tandem

Tandem helps connect you and your family with caregivers who can provide personal home care support, including helping manage and perform the ADLs and IADLs that will preserve your independence. We encourage an accessible and transparent caregiving situation that is an ideal fit for your family’s senior home care. All the while, we’re working to understand your or your loved ones needs to ensure continuity of care. You’ll always have a capable caregiver on-hand to help with daily tasks.

By connecting with our team of caregivers, you and your family can access assistance with:


Keeping Your Home Clean

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By helping with light housekeeping and laundry, our caregivers keep their client’s home clean, orderly, and a pleasant place for family to visit. 

Physical Mobility

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Whether it’s going to the dentist, daily showering, or cooking, Tandem makes it easy to find a caregiver (or caregivers) that can get you or your loved one around and on-time.

Companionship and Reminders

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Maintaining close relationships can be hard as mobility becomes more difficult. Sometimes it can be tough to get the emotional or physical energy to be social. Tandem’s caregivers can be a trusted and warm companion and an important source of social support for you and your loved one. More than just completing the tasks, we’ll help you find a great fit for your personality. Learn more about companion care with Tandem.

Interested in Talking to Our Care Team?

Call us at 1‑800‑370‑3377 with your questions.