ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)

These are the basic self-care tasks that we initially learn as very young children. Our nurturing caregivers will give assistance to your loved one, but try very hard to help he, or she, maintain as much independence as possible.

  • Walking, or otherwise getting around the home or outside. The technical term for this is “ambulating.”

  • Feeding, as in being able to get food from a plate into one’s mouth.

  • Dressing and grooming, as in selecting clothes, putting them on, and adequately managing one’s personal appearance.

  • Toileting, which means getting to and from the toilet, using it appropriately, and cleaning oneself.

  • Bathing, which means washing one’s face and body in the bath or shower.

  • Transferring, which means being able to move from one body position to another. This includes being able to move from a bed to a chair, or into a wheelchair. This can also include the ability to stand up from a bed or chair in order to grasp a walker or other assistive device.

IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living)

IADLs require more complex thinking skills, including organizational skills, than ADLs. They include:

  • Managing transportation, either via driving or by organizing other means of transport.

  • Shopping and meal preparation. This covers everything required to get a meal on the table. It also covers shopping for clothing and other items required for daily life.

  • Light Housekeeping  This means cleaning kitchens after eating, keeping one’s living space reasonably clean and tidy, taking out the trash, maintaining 

  • Managing communication, such as the telephone and mail.

  • Medication reminders and accompanying client to obtain medications from the pharmacy.

Other Services We Offer

Light Housekeeping




Changing Bed Linens

Washing Dishes

Meals and Feeding

Grocery Shopping

Meal Planning

Grocery Pickup & Put Away

Meal Preparation

Serve the Meal

If needed, feed assist given.

Transportation Needs

Shopping Needs

Help with phone use

Video calling family



Fostering Independence 

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