Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessments evaluate an individual’s level of independence and function in relation to personal care, leisure, and social activities. The purpose of the assessment is to help reduce the impact of injury and illness for the individual; and to facilitate their earliest return to independence and pre-injury functions.
These assessments are typically completed by Occupational Therapists and will most regularly be conducted within the individual’s residential environment.
Accordingly, Occupational Therapists look to manage inherent environmental challenges through the modification, substitution, or elimination of task performance requirements, and by doing so can produce greater functionality for the individual improving their biopsychosocial well-being.
Furthermore, an ADL assessment can also provide an indicator of functional tolerances for determining work capacity.
When is an ADL assessment needed?
After an individual has suffered a significant injury or illness
If an individual is struggling to regain and/or maintain their independence because of their condition
If there is a risk that an individual’s everyday activities may exacerbate their condition
To plan for a individual’s post-operative return to their residential environment
What is an ADL assessment likely to involve?
Identifying the person’s ability to perform daily functions such as personal care, household chores, maintenance and/or child care
Educating the person on safe, simple and efficient ways to complete their activities independently
Promoting an increase in functional ability/physical tolerance by establishing a graded home activity program
Determining the need for equipment, therapeutic aids and appliances to assist with task performance
Determining if there is a need for permanent support and/or modifications
What an ADL assessment produces?
A clear illustration of an individual’s biopsychosocial status and functional limitations that are impeding an independent capacity
A full assessment report completed within 5 to 7 working days of assessment providing practical recommendations regarding action plans required to promote ongoing independence and reduced condition aggravation risks
Professional advocacy for support with equipment, modifications and services procurement following formal approval receipt.
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