What is Assistance in Daily Activities (ADLs)?

The assistance with primary activities to manage basic physical needs such as personal hygiene or grooming, dressing, visiting the bathroom, transferring or walking, and eating gets called ADLs.

Those include the personal tasks that we do in our everyday life. There are two kinds of ADLS:

Basic ADLs

  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Walking
  • Cleaning
  • Dressing
  • Visiting bathroom
  • Transfering

Instrumental ADLs

  • Houseworking
  • Financial management
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Communicating
  • Medical management

Assistance in daily activities

Who needs Assistance in Daily Activities?

The groups who need the ADLs the most include but not limited to

The elderly

Completing daily activities can become hard by aging. If the elderly suffer from a disease or dementia, things can get worse.


The disabled are the vulnerable group who needs the most care. They face accessibility and education problems every day. They may face challenges doing basic personal things.


The patient might need Assistance in Daily Activities by their conditions for the short or long term. Their conditions define the type and duration of the care. But if they don’t get the assistance they need, their conditions can get worse.

How can skilled nursing help with ADLs?

Skilled nurses get training to deal with every type of difficulty with ADLs. The assistance depends on conditions such as:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication assistance
  • Guide in food preferences
  • Assistance in eating if needed
  • Considering food allergies
  • Encouraging and ensuring hydration
  • Help to visit the bathroom
  • Bathe decision; monitor for safety and comfort
  • Light housekeeping such as cleaning, gardening, shopping, and attending personal appointments

Assistance in Daily Activities near me

If you reside in Las Vegas and need Assistance in Daily Activities for your family member, the Health and Care professional Network is at your service. We have provided home care service in Las Vegas since 2006. Give us a call at (702) 871-9917 for further information or receive services.

You can get information about other Home Assist services.


  1. julia says:

    My mom needs special cooking diet, can you help me with it?

  2. alley-m says:

    My grandpa has to use a wheelchair. One of your skilled nurses help him and I really appreciate it.

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