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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Daily functions such as getting dressed, eating, taking a shower or bath, going to the bathroom, getting into a bed or chair, or
walking from place to place. The amount of help a person needs with ADLs is often used as a measure to determine whether he or she meets the requirements for long-term care services in a nursing home as well as
government subsidized home-and community-based services. (Also see Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.)

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