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Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Instruction

Self-care activities


Activities of Daily Living (ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to activities required for self-care.

Being able to do the daily things can make all the difference.


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