Because you want a collaborative process, not a confrontational one. If they are a part of the planning they will be more inclined to work with you rather than against you as you begin to put together a care plan. Expert: Iris Waichler Author of Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your […]
An ADL assessment is required to determine benefits for disability insurance and long-term care insurance policies, in addition to eligibility for state Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Insurance companies, healthcare providers, and benefit providers decide which assessment instrument to use to examine the degree to which a senior requires assistance in the performance of […]
The Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living is a commonly used method of evaluation and measure of functional status. The tool is used by certified clinicians to detect issues in performing Activities of Daily Living by ranking adequacy of performance in the 6 ADLs: bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence, and feeding.
ADL impairment accompanies cognitive and behavioral symptoms in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. An observed decline in the ability to perform the 6 ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, walking, toileting, and continence are symptoms of moderate stage Alzheimer’s Disease. Declines in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), such as housework, meal preparation, remembering appointments, taking medication, and […]