Positive Aging Starts
with Daily Activities

Eating, sleeping, bathing, toileting, grooming, moving about, and taking medication are the Activities of Daily Living.

Positive Aging Starts
with Daily Activities

Eating, sleeping, bathing, toileting, grooming, moving about,

and taking medication are the Activities of Daily Living.

A daily routine goes
something like this…

Wake up and go to the toilet

Brush your teeth and wash your face

Shower or bathe

Get dressed

Eat breakfast

Take your pills

All of these are activities of daily living!

Be Aware

Declining hygiene and medication errors may indicate a need for help.

read between the lines

The Risk

Complex chronic health conditions can lead to daily activity decline.

emotional pain hurts too

Smart Solutions

Build a care plan with daily activity autonomy and support

knowledge is power

Find Services

Reach out when early signs of ADL problems emerge.

you’re not alone

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Occupational therapist recommend these product bundles

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senior adults live alone in US


with multiple chronic health conditions over age 65


Americans living alone having difficulty with ADLs

1st Step

Dressing and Grooming

Our needs are based on where we live, our chronic health conditions, whatever acute illness we are suffering, if any, the support around us and many other factors. Our decades of life are like rings on a tree which makes some old trees strong and other vulnerable to disease or disaster. Let’s take a close look at some daily activities and strategies for managing them.

Activities of Daily Living

2nd Step

Follow Your Care Plan

Doctors prescribe medication. Pharmacists dispense medication. It is you that is responsible for carrying out their plans. If pills are too large to swallow, too difficult to administer (like an injection), or making the person ill then you need to notify the doctor and pharmacist immediately. Please do not stop the medicine and wait till the next scheduled appointment.

3rd Step

Let’s Talk….

Toileting is the highest priority for maintaining independence and dignity. So, let’s discuss this daily activity first. How can you set this task up for success?

Notes from the Author

It is commonly accepted that cognitive impairments are a natural part of aging. In fact, mild cognitive impairment is present in eighteen percent of people over age sixty according to the Alzheimer’s Association. They define mild cognitive impairment as “Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an early stage of memory loss or other cognitive ability loss (such as language or visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform most activities of daily living.”

Millions of American live with MCI unfortunately, many will progress to more severe forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Physicians assess a senior adult’s need for support services or residential care based on the Activities of Daily Living. I recommend downloading The NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s GeriKit smart phone app . It is an outstanding geriatric assessment tool.

All the other daily tasks of preparing food, cleaning house, laundry, paying bills, attending appointments, going shopping, and other events are classified as Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (iADL). Credit for Caring contains a wide array of products and resources for ADL and iADL support. We believe in preserving independence and autonomy for successful aging in place.

We can help support a person’s ability to remain independent doing their ADLs and iADLs. Occupational and Physical Therapist recommend these tools. Imagine a plate the enables a person with dominant hand weakness to eat with pleasure. Devices to help reach items that are too high or low to safely get. We have dressing, bathing, toileting, and eating tools and product bundles to address each ADL. Let us help you.

Monica Stynchula – CEO / REUNIONCare, Inc.