A Complete medical and mental health functional status is important in determining the needs of the client. Simple activities such as- unable to transfer out of bed, showering, toileting, preparing meals and making the bed are difficult task for an elderly. These functions are known as activities of daily living (ADLs). An individual inability of performing these basic skills without assistance is functional impairment a disability cause by aging, illnesses, accidents, or birth defects.
Bathing, eating, limited mobility, etc. are not the only roles affected. Medication management, money management, shopping, is also affected. This disability is known as instrumental ADLs (IADLs) Individuals in need of assistance from an agency or an organization
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