Activities of Daily Living Assessment

An assessment of an individual's physical and cognitive functions to determine if he or she can still complete activities of daily living. Assessments are performed by geriatric case managers, social workers or other similar types of professionals.

More Common Terms

  • Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) An extension of Medicare coverage that provides cash disability benefits for those who qualify.
  • Custodial Care Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).
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