Activities of Daily Living – Definition
Activities of Daily living is a term used in medical care to represent those activities that we need to perform during the course of the day as part of self care. The level of support a person requires is dependent on how many of the ADLs that person can perform himself/herself.
Some of the Activities of Daily living are:
- Personal hygiene and grooming
- Toilet hygiene
- Bladded and bowel management
In addition, the following are activities that are necessary for total independent living and are sometimes referred to as Instrumental ADLs:
- Managing money matters
- Usage of telephone and technology
- Ability to travel outside the house.