Provides an overview of bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, dressing, grooming, eating and transferring. Also emphasizes the importance of accurately documenting ADLs for each client. Helping with activities of daily living (ADLs) is an important part of any caregiver’s job!
List five common ADLs.
Discuss the importance of maintaining independence with ADLs.
List at least three ways each to help clients with bathing, toileting, dressing and grooming.
Assess a client’s abilities and encourage maximum participation in ADLs based on those abilities.
Perform accurate documentation of the most important aspects of helping clients with ADLs.