An activities of daily living (ADL) assessment analyses functional performance in the areas of personal self-care and general activities in and around the home. Our Occupational Therapists will work with the individual to achieve independence in the activities they feel are important to them and provide practical solutions.
Where and how is the activities of daily living assessment completed?
What problems may be suitable for an activities of daily living assessment?
What will the activities of daily living assessment assess?
What information will I receive following an activities of daily living assessment?
An activities of daily living assessment is an assessment that can take place here in one of our clinics or in your own home. One of our Occupational Therapist will review the usual activities of daily living and were possible the individual will be asked to demonstrate the performance of these daily tasks. This will allow the therapist to identify whether there is scope for improvement or enhance performance by modifying the way the task is executed or if special equipment is required.
An Occupational Therapy ADL assessment would be suitable for an individual, if they have any of the following difficulties.
An activities of daily living assessment will be complete in order to determine how the above difficulties are impacting on an individual's abilities to complete their everyday activities at home and in the community. If you feel that you yourself or a family member is experiencing any of the above difficulties, then an activitiesof daily living assessment may be beneficial.
An Occupational Therapist would complete an activities of daily living assessment for the following conditions:
An activities of daily living assessment is a flexible assessment which can be carried out with individuals without a diagnosed condition or even with those with a conditions not listed above. Our assessment are often carried out at the beginning and end of therapy in order to document the changes made and provide a measureable outcome.
One of the main aims when carryout a activities of daily living assessment is to gain a greater insight into how an individual's condition or difficulty isimpacting upon them during their day to day functioning. Our assessments include a practical assessment alongside a detailed discussion with one of our Occupational Therapists who will provide advice on how to improve function. This discussion aims to enhance anindividual's understanding and allows them to select the right treatment pan for them.
An activities of daily living assessment enables our therapists to identify any functional difficulties an individual is experiencing and determine how these are impacting on their ability to complete personal and general care activities, both at home and in the community. For example, an individual who has limited ability to mobilise independently or who has great difficulties getting in and out of bed or up from your chair or sofa can result in personal care activities such as washing, dressing and cooking becoming a major daily challenge.
Following an activities of daily living assessments a comprehensive report identifying the difficulties an individual is experiencing with the tasks at home or in the community can be provided, if required. Information regardinghome modifications and/or assistive equipment can also be provided within this report.
Our Occupational Therapy treatments following an assessment may include:
Our Activities of daily living treatments can take place here in one of our clinic or in the comfort of the individuals own home.
In summary our activities of daily living assessment assess functional performance in areas of self and general care. The assessment allows therapists to gather in detail the information needed to devise a treatment plan suited to the needs of each individual.
If you would like an activities of daily living assessment please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02033 937 332 with anyquires as we are always happy to help.
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