Every person should be able to master the basics of daily living. Yet as we age, the body and mind lose some of the skills that are needed for optimum survival: balance, dexterity, motor skills, and an intuitive awareness of the body’s signals.
Assessing how well a person performs ADLs (activities of daily living) determine the type and amount of care that is needed. Our caring and compassionate staff is here to support you or your family member in achieving these benchmarks:
- Bathing: Taking a bath or a shower for daily personal hygiene.
- Grooming: Washing hair and shaving as needed.
- Dressing: Choosing appropriate garments and being able to dress and undress.
- Transferring: Walking from place to place as necessary, or at the very least, being capable of transferring from the bed to the walker or the wheelchair and back.
- Toileting: Maintaining control of bowels and bladder or independently managing incontinence issues.
- Eating: Taking in enough nourishment and properly chewing and swallowing food.
- Oral Hygiene: Brushing teeth or taking care of dentures.