Assisting with ADLs

Assisting with ADLs

This course will cover the activities of daily living (ADLs) which are the essential, everyday tasks that we need to perform in order to live independently such as eating, bathing, and ambulating. As a caregiver, you can greatly assist those who, for cognitive, physical, and other reasons, are unable to independently complete their ADLs. In this course, you will learn how to assess clients' need for assistance with ADLs as well as learn practical ways to assist them. Assisting with ADLs is more than doing something for your client; it is helping them to do as much as they can for themselves.

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  • Lessons: 6
  • Number of tests: 3
  • Hours: 1.5 hours
  • Students who are studying this course: 195
What you will learn
  • Describe ADLs
  • Assess and monitor independence with ADLs
  • How to assist your client with bathing and grooming
  • Assist your client with dressing while promoting independence
  • Obstacles to proper toileting and how to help clients
  • Importance of ambulation and assisting with transfers
  • Describe how to assist your client with eating and drinking


    • What are ADLs?What are ADLs?
    • 10 mins
    • Bathing and GroomingBathing and Grooming
    • 12 mins
    • DressingDressing
    • 11 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • ToiletingToileting
    • 6 mins
    • Ambulating and TransferringAmbulating and Transferring
    • 10 mins
    • Eating and DrinkingEating and Drinking
    • 10 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Exam- Assisting with ADLs Exam- Assisting with ADLs
    • 15 mins

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