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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:

  • Bathing

  • Dressing

  • Using the toilet

  • Transferring Moving into and out of a bed, chair, or wheelchair.

  • Caring for incontinence

  • Eating

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:

  • Housework

  • Managing money

  • Taking medication

  • 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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