Lecture 2 9/12/2013 6:34:00 AM
ADL- Activities of Daily Living
Toileting- (are they able to toilet, do they need a diaper, assistance?)
Washing- (Hygiene, bathing, will they slip and fall?, cutting toenails
(footcare) does arthritis prevent the to cut their nails?, shopping for food
and preparing it, can they feed themselves, do they remember to eat? ->
this ADL is often the downfall of elder people
Dressing- can they do up their shoes?, put on their clothes?, dress
Transition- Can they move around from bed to chair, walk around etc.
Seniors being able to do the activities of daily living that will allow as great a
level of independence as possible, regardless of diminished physical or
-Do they become independent?
Any physical, social, mental, emotional or spiritual activity that supports
individual well-being and quality of life. It emphasizes the links between
mind, body, and spirit and the interaction of people with others.
Historical approaches to aging
Hunting and Gathering Society- elderly @ age 20-25, were of high
status. If they became a burden would be looked upon and should take their
own lives or should be abandoned by their own families.