Activities of Daily Living Assessment

An assessment of routine functions can go a long way toward determining the type of care your loved one needs.

A survey about basic physical and cognitive functions can provide a general picture of a person's daily abilities. It's a useful tool not just for physicians, nurses, and therapists, but also

for you and your family. An assessment measures the level of ability in several areas, including:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Using the toilet
  • Eating
  • Moving  

 

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Tip

Repeat back what your doctor tells you to confirm you understand. Ask questions about anything still unclear.

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