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The Activities of Daily Living Checklist Can Help You Keep Track of Your Loved Ones' Progress

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. - eTradeWire -- Do you know the basic tasks a person needs to be able to perform to live independently?

Do you have a loved one who you check in on routinely?

Knowing the activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) can help you keep track of your loved ones' progress. Understanding their abilities helps you to provide better care and find them the resources they need.

Activities of Daily Living

●      Bathing and showering

●      Continence

●      Dressing

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

●      Cleaning and housekeeping

●      Doing laundry

●      Managing money

●      Managing medications

Why are IADLs and ADLs important for caregivers?

Keeping track of your loved ones' health and functional abilities makes detecting signs of dependency easier to catch early on. Knowing when an ADL or IADL changes can help you decide on the next steps in providing care.

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