We Help You with ADLs and IADLS

When it comes to providing care for a loved one, millions of Americans have two things in common: Their duties involve ADLs and IADLs. 

The first stands for Activities of Daily Living. The other is Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. 
So what are they? According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute,  

 ADLs are:
Getting in and out of bed
Getting dressed
Getting to and from the toilet
Bathing and showering
Dealing with incontinence or diapers 

IADLs are: 
Grocery or other shopping
Preparing meals 
Managing finances
Giving medications, pills or injections
Arranging outside services

Sound familiar?

Our caregivers at Visiting Angels Detroit are trained to handle all of the ADLs for you and the first four IADLs – Transportation, Grocery or other shopping, Housework, and Preparing meals.  

According to a 2015 survey, 99 percent of caregivers perform at least one of the IADLs, while 59 percent of caregivers perform at least one ADL. Caregivers who provide 21 or more hours of care per week say they perform all of the ADLs and all of the IADLs. 

To help you establish the level of care for your loved one, we encourage you to download the ADL Assessment Chart. The chart takes less than a minute to complete. It is a simple yet powerful tool that will help you establish the level of care your loved one needs to live independently at home.

To get started, click here

Are you performing more than your share of ADLs and IADLs for a loved one? Let Visiting Angels Detroit help. Call today for a free home assessment. 

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