ADLS (Activities of daily living): Often used to assess functional status; Mostly used for elderly or chronically ill patients.
T– TOILET USE with or without help?
IADLs (Instrumental activities of daily living): Not a necessity for survival; but important to an individual’s independence.
F– FOOD PREPARATION
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