What are ADL’s in terms of senior care?

By: Key of Life Senior Care Jun 02, 2019
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Key of Life, Hamilton ON, Activities of Daily Living, Homecare, Senior Care,

What are the most important ADL's?

ADL's Stands for “Activities of Daily Living”. The things we normally do in daily living including any daily activity we perform for self-care such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking, toileting/continence, and transferring.

I'd say, they are important to seniors simply because they are essential to not just living, but also living a full and healthy lifestyle. It allows the family to be family, not just caregivers and gives the family some time for themselves. The need for help with ADL's should be addressed before more complex ones arise, as these are the basic building blocks of human functionality.

It also maintains dignity for the person needing help. Along with physical care needs, psychosocial needs I believe are a big part of ADL's and also extremely important to assist the person to live a life of meaning and purpose with respect and dignity.

Senior Care and Home Care in Hamilton, ON

Key of Life Senior Care offers Home Care Services, in-home nursing, post-hospital care, home assistance, dementia care, palliative support, in-home health care and personal assistance in the Greater Hamilton, ON area. Owner Amanda Avery is a dedicated caregiver. She is available to carry out daily errands including meal preparation, behavioural management, grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments and senior social clubs, and provide mobility to disabled seniors.

We are available simply to provide support and companionship to seniors who feel lonely, this is part of our senior care services.

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Amanda is providing care in hospitals, long term care facilities, retirement homes, personal homes and personalized home care.