ADL and IADL

Activities of Daily Living (ADLís): are self-care activities that people must accomplish to survive independently. They include bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence and feeding. Other ADLs include communication, grooming, visual capability, walking and the use of the upper extremities.

Click on the image below to see the ACAT assessment of Mrs Doherty's ADL's

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLís): are those higher-level activities people must perform in order to remain independent in a house or apartment. They include the functional ability to shop, prepare food, clean the house, do laundry, drive or use public transportation, administer medications, and handle finances. These activities are bit more subjective than the ADL's since they are more complex and involve a person's interaction with his or her environment. An example of the distinction between ADL and IADLs is the ability to simply eat a meal versus the ability to prepare it.

Click on the image below to see the ACAT assessment of Mrs Doherty's ADL's