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
- Ombudsman A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A professional trained and certified to provide health services including technical nursing services, administration of medication, and changing of dressings.
- Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.