Assisted living is the ideal solution for older adults who need extra help with activities of daily living, or ADLs. Residents receive personalized assistance with everything from dressing and personal grooming to laundry and housekeeping, allowing them to maintain as much of their dignity and independence as possible.
At The Argyle, we believe in the transformative power of human connection. Our staff goes above and beyond the standard duty of care by spending quality time with residents as they enjoy engaging activities, fun entertainment, and/or a long chat about life.
What are ‘Activities of Daily Living?’
When speaking with assisted living facilities you will likely be asked about the future resident’s ability to perform Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs. These are key life tasks that adults must perform to live independently at home. Having this information helps us determine how much assistance and supervision they need. Common examples of ADLs include:
- Cooking meals
- Snow shoveling / lawn care
- Walking, including moving around the home and outside.
- Transferring, which includes changing body positions, standing up from bed or a chair to reach a walker, wheelchair, or cane, and other similar activities.
- Toileting, or getting to and from the toilet, using it appropriately, and handling cleanup.
- Bathing, which includes safely taking a shower or bath.
- Dressing and grooming, which includes managing personal appearance..
The level of assistance needed to perform these activities varies by person, which is why it’s so important to complete a comprehensive assessment of skills and abilities. While the level of care that’s needed varies, one factor remains constant: The Argyle’s empathetic staff works hard to make every resident feel confident about what they can do, not limited by what they can’t.