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:
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) include: