When looking into a home care service, you need to know that there are two different classifications that are routinely used by health care community to determine the ability to perform basic functions required in daily life. These are called ADL’s (activities of daily life). This classification is used to determine the functional status of a person, usually regarding the disabled or elderly. Understanding this information allows you to make a much more informed decision on what your loved one needs. Depending on what someone can and cannot determines how much time they will need with a caregiver, or if they need to be in an enviroment where medical staff are need. As long as it is a non-medical situation we can help clients with both BADL’s and IADL’s.
BADL’s (Basic Activities of Daily Living) – These consist of self-care task that include:
IADL’s (Instrumental Activties of Daily Living) – are not necessary for fundamental functioning, but they let an individual live independently in a community. These include:
Two Types of Home Care Services