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
- Retirement Communities Communities that provide accommodations and support services to older adults who are nearly or totally independent. The level of services may include housekeeping, meal preparation, recreational and social activities and transportation.
- Medical Alert & Call Systems Also known as Emergency Response Systems. An electronic system or device that connects an individual to assistance in an emergency.
- Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.