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What are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

ADLs are the basic self-care tasks that typically develop in early childhood. It’s easy to take ADLs for granted when you are young and healthy, however, due to a variety of health issues and the general effects of aging, many of these everyday tasks start to become more difficult for seniors to complete on their own. The six primary ADLs include:

Functional mobility such as the ability to walk or safely get in and out of a bed or a chair
Grooming and personal hygiene, including skin and hair care
Showering or bathing
Toileting, including the ability to safely get on and off the toilet
Dressing, which includes selecting appropriate attire and putting it on

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