Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are essential personal tasks that people do on an everyday basis. Some examples of ADLs include bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, feeding, toileting, continence care, transferring, and lifting. Older adults often have trouble performing some or all ADLs on their own.

Caregivers can help clients perform these activities of daily living as needed. The help provided by the Caregiver is completely dependent upon each individual client’s needs. For instance, one client may require a Caregiver’s full assistance with bathing or showering, while another may need the Caregiver to simply monitor the activity to ensure the client is safe and help reduce the risk of a slip and fall. This individualized level of assistance is applied by the Caregiver to all ADLs.

The Caregiver will also familiarize themselves with the full spectrum of the client’s abilities and needs in order to allow the client to maintain independence where and when they can. For example, a client may need help with preparing a meal, but be perfectly capable of feeding themselves. In this case, the Caregiver will cook a meal for the client, but will not overstep and try to assist with feeding. If the client’s needs change over time, the Caregiver can adapt to those needs.

There may be instances where a client is not receptive to receiving the needed help or care. This can especially be the case if the client has dementia, which can cause them to become agitated. Caregivers have the skills to maintain open communication with the client and their families regarding care. For example, the Caregiver will use a very calm tone and demeanor to ascertain the client’s preferences and comfort level with receiving care and will clearly explain to them about how the help will be provided.

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Mobility Assistance

Mobility issues are common amongst older adults. When mobility assistance is needed, a Caregiver can help with getting up, walking, transfers into or out of bed or a chair, turning/positioning in bed, range of motion exercises, and more. Increased physical activity, assisted by a Caregiver, can help boost a client’s mood, decrease stress, and increase alertness.

In addition, Caregivers can provide a helping hand and safety monitoring to decrease a client’s risk of slipping and falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the U.S., falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death among adults age 65 and older. The Caregiver can help ensure that the client is able to move about safely.

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Companionship can be vital to the mental and physical well-being of older adults.

As individuals age it can become harder to keep up with normal routines and social activities. According to the CDC, older adults, particularly those who live alone, are prone to develop feelings of social isolation and loneliness that can lead to serious health conditions. Caregivers can provide companionship support that helps clients feel comfortable, secure, social, and well-cared for.

Caregivers can provide companionship services including:
• Assistance/company with normal routines
• Taking for a walk
• Providing company at mealtime, social activities, or family events and other functions
• Shopping/Errands
• Accompanying to appointments
• Transportation*

**Standard IRS mileage rates may be applicable.

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Support Services

Many times, a chief reason for utilizing home care services is allowing older adults to maintain their independence and stay in their own home for as long as possible. Caregivers can help with that goal by providing support and a helping hand to clients with light housekeeping duties including:

    • Laundry
    • Washing Dishes
    • Taking out the trash
    • Maintaining Bathroom Cleanliness
    • Maintaining Bedroom Cleanliness
    • Vacuuming/Dusting
    • Making the bed/changing bed linens

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Specific attention to dietary needs, preferences, and restrictions, is very important to keeping older adults healthy and well-nourished. Caregivers can perform a variety of tasks to help meet the nutritional needs of clients including:

  • Preparing meals/snacks
  • Assisting with feeding
  • Feeding
  • Encouraging fluids
  • Restricting fluids

In addition, Caregivers can help a client to follow any dietary guidelines set by their health care team or dietician, or by their own personal preferences such as a vegan, vegetarian, or kosher diet.

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