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Activities of Daily Living Assessments

An Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Assessment analyses functional performance in areas of self care and general activities in and around the home. These assessments are often carried out for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in these areas. They may be experiencing difficulties due to neurological, musculoskeletal, congenital and degenerative conditions, the ageing process, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.

Our ADL reports provide detailed information on an individual’s functional capacity and any restrictions they may experience in carrying out everyday tasks. By using observation, interview, standardised assessments and involving stakeholders we are able to offer a complete and accurate assessment. Our detailed report includes recommendations to identify and overcome and strategies to increase independence. We can also recommend a regime of care necessary to meet current and future needs, including services and hours.

Our ADL assessments and reports address the following areas:

  • Personal/self-care skills
  • Domestic activity, including housework, grounds care and home maintenance
  • Physical function, including hand function, seating and positioning
  • Mobility and transfers, including falls risk and prevention
  • Community mobility, including driving and public transport
  • Psycho-social skills, including social interaction and communication skills
  • Leisure and non-vocational participation

Recommendations may include:

  • Assistance with participation in ADLs
  • Strategies for task modification
  • Training to overcome physical and/or cognitive barriers
  • Selected aids and equipment
  • Environmental modifications
  • Coordination of rehabilitation
  • Referral to support services

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