Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Basic self-care functions including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, and transferring in and out of beds and chairs.

More Common Terms

  • Ambulatory The ability to walk freely and independently.
  • Social Security A federally-administered program that provides monthly benefits to eligible workers who are either disabled or age 62 and over, and certain family members.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs) A residential community that offers a continuum of care from private apartments to skilled nursing care at the same location. It is designed to meet changing needs while allowing residents to avoid relocating.
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