ADL’s

Activities of Daily Living (ADL's)  can be difficult to keep on top of when experiencing chronic pain and fatigue and related.   This can cause a lot of stress, and promote over dependence on others.  Which is not good for your self esteem or your recovery.

Fortunately, if you are struggling with ADL's, you can make things easier for yourself if you follow some simple core daily routines, and if you simplify and adapt the way you do things.  This will reduce your dependence on others, although if severely fatigued or in pain, you may need to accept some practical support and assistance.  ADL's is often used as a measure of ability and disability. Your level of ability and disability should be consider by you and your health providers when developing a Wellness Plan. (as should allergies, pseudo allergies and hypersensitivities as applicable) 

 

 

ADL checklist.

Function Can do needs Help dependent doesn't do

Bathing

       
Dressing        
Grooming        
Oral Care        
Toileting        
Transferring        
Walking        
Climbing Stairs        
Eating        
Shopping        
Cooking        
Managing Medications        
Using the Phone        
Housework        
Doing Laundry        
Driving        
Managing Finances        

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