It Takes a Team To Care, Episode 2 – What are ADLs and iADLS?

Listen to the inspiring podcast series featuring  Chris MacLelland, M.A.  of the Whole Care Network and Monica Stynchula, MSW, MPH of REUNIONCare to discuss why it takes a team to care.

Most seniors want to remain in their own home, according to AARP researchers.  In fact most women over 75 years old live alone.  Family  and paid caregivers help with many daily tasks.  Do you help to bath, dress, feed, groom and assist with standing and walking?  You are performing ADLs – Activities of Daily Living. Listen and learn how to succeed with these vital care duties.

This episode of It Takes a Team to Care teaches about how to perform ADL and iADL tasks to:

  • Maximize a senior’s independence by balancing their needs against the available resources
  • Retain a person’s dignity while assisting with personal care
  • Create care plans based on the senior’s life goals