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The 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

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Washing

The ability to wash in the bath or shower (including getting into and out of the bath or shower) or do a sponge/bed bath

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Dressing

The ability to put on, take off, secure and unfasten all garments and, as appropriate, any braces, artificial limbs or other surgical or medical appliances

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Feeding

The ability to feed oneself food after it has been prepared and made available

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Toileting

The ability to use the toilet or manage bowel and bladder function through the use of protective undergarments such as diapers or surgical appliances if appropriate

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Mobility

The ability to move indoors from room to room on level surfaces

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Transferring

The ability to move from a bed to an upright chair or wheelchair, and vice versa

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