ADLs and IADLs – 3 CEUs

This course will provide you with a guide into Independent Living. You will learn ways you can help a resident with everyday activities while supporting his/her independence and helping the resident keep a sense of self-respect. “Instrumental activities of daily living,” or IADL’s are activities related to independent living and include preparing meals, managing money, shopping for groceries or personal items, performing light or heavy housework, doing laundry, and using a telephone.
The most basic activities necessary for daily life include the following:
• Eating & drinking.
• Ambulating – the ability to move about, such as walking with or without devices like canes, crutches, walkers, etc.
• Transferring – the ability to get in and out of bed, a chair or on and off a toilet.
• Taking medications.
• Personal hygiene – bathing or showering, shampooing hair, brushing teeth.
• Bladder & bowel management.
• Positioning and changing positions in a chair or bed.
• Dressing.
• Securing health care.