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What are the 12 Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of daily living can be divided into twelve categories, five of which fall under ADLs, and seven are instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). 

The categories of activities of daily living are:

  • Personal hygiene – bathing and grooming
  • Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Continence management (toileting)
  • Transferring – the ability to change position and walk independently
  • Transportation and shopping
  • Mental support and companionship
  • Managing a household
  • Preparing meals
  • Managing medications
  • Managing finances
  • Communicating with others
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