ADL assessments can help you determine your loved one’s personal care needs. Knowing these needs helps your family decide on the right long-term care services, whether they be residential care services or in-home care services.
For example, someone who needs practically no help with ADLs/IADLs would be perfectly suited to life in an active living or independent living community. Someone who requires a little assistance, however, would thrive best in an assisted living community or receiving in-home care from either family caregivers or traveling healthcare professionals. People who require extensive assistance with ADLs would be safest living in a committed skilled nursing care community or memory care community.
Every community in the St. Andrew’s network takes each resident’s needs and abilities into consideration when crafting individualized resident care plans. Likes, dislikes, abilities, and more—they make our residents who they are, and knowing each resident is what makes our network a true community.
You can contact us to learn more about determining your loved one’s abilities and needs, as well as learn about how our resident-first approach to care can help your entire family Worry Less®.