What are Activities of Daily Living (ADL)?
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) refer to the basic tasks of daily self-care that are necessary for an individual to maintain their independence and well-being. These tasks include things like bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (moving from one place to another, such as getting out of bed or a chair), and eating.
ADLs are used as a measure of an individual's functional ability and independence, and can be used to assess an individual's need for assistance with these tasks. ADLs are often used in healthcare settings to evaluate the level of care required for a patient.
Last updated: January 12, 2023