Activities of Daily Living
- The activities that a person does on a normal day which can include: cooking and eating meals, using a toilet, bathing, dressing and undressing, moving around the house, and getting in and out of bed or a chair. The level of ability with which a person is capable of performing these activities is measured to define the functional status of a person.
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADL) — Acronym,
- Critical Illness Insurance (CII) — Acronym, Very Important,
➥ A health insurance policy rider.
- Insurance that covers individuals in the event of a critical or catastrophic illness.
- Custodial Care — Definition,
- Care for individuals who find themselves unable to perform the activities of daily living but at the same time are not in need of constant medical care.
- Disability Insurance (DI) — Acronym, Important,
- Insurance that covers individuals who develop a condition that hinders their ability to work.
- Group Home Care — Definition,
- An arrangement where a group of people with disabilities receive both custodial and medical care in a single residence instead of in their own homes, which can be prohibitively expensive.
- Health Insurance (HI) — Acronym,
- Insurance that covers the costs of medical expenses for insured persons.
- Home Care — Definition,
- Medical and/or non-medical care provided directly in a person's home.
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) — Acronym,
- Long Term Care Insurance (LTC) — Acronym, Important,
- Insurance that covers health care costs for individuals with chronic or disabling conditions.
- Personal Activities of Daily Living (PADL) — Acronym,
- Power of Attorney (PA, POA) — Acronym,
- A document in which the signer authorizes someone to conduct business in his or her name -- signing title documents and cheques, for example.
- Residual Benefit — Definition,
- Insurance benefits paid to individuals who lose income due to a covered disability.