Term: Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-02-22

Definition:

A defined set of activities (e.g.: movement in bed, transfers, locomotion, dressing, personal hygiene, and feeding) necessary for normal self-care. An individual's ability to perform ADLs is important for determining their required type of long-term care (e.g., home care or personal care home).

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References 

  • Doupe M, Fransoo R, Chateau D, Dik N, Burchill C, Soodeen R-A, Bozat-Emre S, Guenette W. Population Aging and the Continuum of Older Adult Care in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2011. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

Term used in 

  • Chateau D, Doupe M, Walld R, Soodeen R, Ouelette C, Rajotte L. Projecting Personal Care Home Bed Equivalent Needs in Manitoba Through 2036. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)
  • Doupe M, Finlayson G, Khan S, Yogendran M, Schultz J, McDougall C, Kulbaba C. Supportive Housing for Seniors: Reform Implications for Manitoba's Older Adult Continuum of Care. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2016. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Frohlich N, De Coster C, Dik N. Estimating Personal Care Home Bed Requirements. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy: Winnipeg, MB, 2002. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Menec V, MacWilliam L, Soodeen R, Mitchell L. The Health and Health Care Use of Manitoba's Seniors: Have They Changed Over Time? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2002. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)