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,
• Getting in and out of bed
• Getting dressed
• Getting to and from the toilet
• Bathing and showering
• Dealing with incontinence or diapers
• Grocery or other shopping
• Preparing meals
• Managing finances
• Giving medications, pills or injections
• Arranging outside services
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.
Serving Wayne and Oakland Counties
Visiting Angels DETROIT, MICHIGAN11000 W McNichols Rd #217
Detroit, MI 48221