The LifeWorx Guide to 24-Hour Care

It is hard to know when people might need 24-hour home care, particularly when there’s a temporary or chronic health condition, recovering from a traumatic injury or surgery, or a disability.

This resource guide will provide you with the comfort and answers to your questions and our Care Team is available to help find a solution to help ease your family’s peace of mind.

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How does a caregiver help with activities of daily living?

As the name suggests, activities of daily living (ADLs) are essential personal tasks that people do on an everyday basis. Health issues and aging may make it difficult for seniors to complete certain everyday self-care tasks that are essential to keep them healthy and safe.

Basic ADLs include six essential skills:

  • Bathing and showering
    The ability to bathe and maintain personal hygiene, which can include tasks like brushing teeth, combing hair, and nail care.
  • Continence
    Having complete control of bowels and bladder.
  • Dressing
    The ability to select appropriate clothes and outerwear for the weather or occasion, and to get dressed independently.
  • Mobility
    Being able to walk or transfer from one place to another, specifically in and out of a bed or chair.
  • Feeding (excluding meal preparation)
    The ability to get food from plate to mouth, and to chew and swallow.
  • Toileting
    The ability to get on and off the toilet and clean oneself without assistance.

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