Term: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-01-24

Definition:

These are activities that enable people to live independently in the community and have been used as indicators of home care needs. These include meal preparation, general housekeeping, ability to handle finances, social life, grocery shopping, heavy domestic work, and mobility outside the 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)
  • 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)

Term used in 

  • 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)