Long Term Care Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
What are Activities of Daily Living?
Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as:
Using the toilet
Transferring Moving into and out of a bed, chair, or wheelchair.
Caring for incontinence
What are Instrumental Activities of Daily Living?
Other common long-term care services and supports are assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including:
Preparing and cleaning up after meals
Shopping for groceries or clothes
Using the telephone or other communication devices
Caring for pets
Responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms.
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