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What are ADLs? Part III

What are ADLs - Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living or IADLs are not essential for basic functioning; however, they enable a person to live independently within a community.

They’re generally more complex than basic ADLs. IADLs are made up of activities which include, but are not limited to:

- Housekeeping, laundry and other home care chores

- Money management

- Meal preparation

- Moving/changing residences

- Shopping for groceries and other necessities

- Medication management

- Using the telephone or computer

Being able to perform both ADLs and IADLs is important for seniors to be able to successfully and safely live independently. Source: SeniorLiving org

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