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

  • Adaptive/Assistive Equipment An appliance or device which assists an individual in caring for themselves or performing work or leisure activities.
  • Disability Insurance A type of insurance coverage that compensates some percentage of a worker's total wages should they become sick and/or injured and therefore unable to work.
  • Meals on Wheels A volunteer organization that provides routine nutritious meal delivery for homebound older adults unable to provide meals for themselves. Also known as mobile meals.
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