If you are new to the world of home health, caregivers, and rehabilitation, you might not know what “activities of daily living” (ADL) includes. This term refers to the tasks we do every day to take care of ourselves. When you’re thinking about how active you are on a daily basis, these are tasks you might not think of. We do them so often we don’t always realize how much time and energy they require.
Some ADL’s include:
- Showering and/or bathing
- Dressing and undressing
- Hair care
- Brushing teeth
- Using the bathroom
- Getting up and down from chairs, couches, or beds
- Light cooking
- Light cleaning around the house
All of these activities help you care for yourself in your home on a daily basis. At Haven Home Health, we provide assistance with these tasks. Someone in our care may also be working with one of our physical or occupational therapists so they can get back to doing ADL’s on their own. We tailor treatment plans to a person’s unique needs and work with their other healthcare professionals to help them get back to doing what they love. Our skilled home health aides can also monitor temperature, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs when necessary.
With home healthcare, our goal is always to help our clients be as independent as possible and stay in their home for as long as possible. If you or your loved one would benefit from home health, contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have. We have a 4 out of 5 star patient satisfaction rating from Medicare Home Health Compare. We would love to talk with you about how we can help you or your loved one stay comfortably at home.