Flashcards in ADL's Deck (23)
What does ADL's stand for?
Activities of Daily Living
Also known as BADLs (Basic activities of daily living)
Also known as PADLs (Personal activities of daily living)
Obtaining and using supplies; soaping, rinsing, and drying body parts; maintaining bathing position; and transferring to and from bathing positions.
Bowel and Bladder management
Includes completing intentional control of bowel movements and urinary bladder and, if necessary, using equipment or agents for bladder control.
Selecting clothing and accessories appropriate to time of day, weather, and occasion; obtaining clothing from storage area; dressing and undressing in a sequential fashion; fastening and adjusting clothing and shoes; and applying and removing personal devices, prostheses, or orthoses. ADL
The ability to keep and manipulate food or fluid in the mouth and swallow it; eating and swallowing are often used interchangeably.
The process of setting up, arranging, and bringing food [or fluid] from the plate or cup to the mouth; sometimes called self-feeding.
Moving from one position or place to another (during performance of everyday activities), such as in-bed mobility, wheelchair mobility, and transfers (e.g., wheelchair, bed, car, tub, toilet, tub/shower, chair, floor). Includes functional ambulation and transporting objects.
Personal device care
Using, cleaning, and maintaining personal care items, such as hearing aids, contact lenses, glasses, orthotics, prosthetics, adaptive equipment, and contraceptive and sexual devices.
Engaging in activities that result in sexual satisfaction.
Obtaining and using supplies; clothing management; maintaining toileting position; cleaning body; and caring for menstrual and continence needs (including catheters, colostomies, and suppository management).
Instrumental activities of daily living
Activities to support daily life within the home and community that often require more complex interactions than self-care used in ADL
Care of others
Including selecting and supervising caregivers
Arranging, supervising, or providing the care for others.
Care of pets
Arranging, supervising, or providing the care for pets and service animals.
Providing the care and supervision to support the developmental needs of a child.
Sending, receiving, and interpreting information using a variety of systems and equipment, including writing tools, telephones, typewriters, audiovisual recorders, computers, communication boards, call lights, emergency systems, braille writers, telecommunication devices for the deaf, augmentative communication systems, and personal digital assistants.
Moving around in the community and using public or private transportation, such as driving, walking, bicycling, or accessing and riding in buses, taxi cabs, or other transportation systems.
Using fiscal resources, including alternate methods of financial transaction and planning and using finances with long-term and short-term goals.
Health management and maintenance
Developing, managing, and maintaining routines for health and wellness promotion, such as physical fitness, nutrition, decreasing health risk behaviors, and medication routines.
Home establishment and management
Obtaining and maintaining personal and household possessions and environment (e.g. home, yard, garden, appliances, vehicles), including maintaining and repairing personal possessions (clothing and household items) and knowing how to seek help or whom to contact.
Meal preparation and cleanup
Planning, preparing, and serving well-balanced, nutritional mmeals and cleaning up food and utensils after meals.
Participating in religion, "an organized system of beliefs, practices, rituals, and symbols designed to facilitate closeness to the sacred or transcendent"
Safety and emergency maintenance
Knowing and performing preventive procedures to maintain a safe environment as well as recognizing sudden, unexpected hazardous situations and initiating emergency action to reduce the threat to health and safety.