Overview of IADL Services
Instrumental tasks of daily living (IADLs) differ from ADLs in that most do not need to be completed on a daily basis. They are also sometimes more complex and require a certain level of dexterity, strength and mental aptitude.
IADL Services Provided:
- Cooking meals
- Driving or scheduling transportation
- Reading, understanding and paying bills
- Taking medications safely and as prescribed
- Grocery, household and clothing shopping
- Communication (specifically by telephone, email or using other technology)
Because of the more complex nature of these tasks, many individuals with disabilities and aging members of society often have difficulty completing IADLs independently. When this happens, alternatives include seeking help from friends or family, hiring a professional caregiver or moving to an assisted living facility. Many prefer to remain at home, and so, home care is often a preferred option.
Salus Homecare assists clients in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County with many IADLs. Our services provide a safe alternative to institutional care in the privacy and comfort of home. With bonded and insured caregivers and our Joint Commission accreditation, many individuals prefer our services over those provided by other area agencies.
Instrumental ADLs (IADLs) FAQ's
To read more FAQs, click here. If you have any specific questions, feel free to call our 24/7 hotline at (888) 725-8742
I don’t own my own car. Can my professional caregiver drive me in their vehicle?
Yes. Salus Homecare of Los Angeles employs many Ventura and Orange County caregivers who are willing to transport clients in their personal vehicles. They are all licensed to drive in the state of California and have passed a DMV background check for your safety. There will be a mileage and fuel charge assessed for these services, but that can be discussed during your consultation.
I have heart disease and eat a sodium restricted diet. Can my caregiver prepare meals with this guideline in mind?
Yes. Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County’s professional caregivers often prepare medically indicated foods for our clients. They will always follow your doctor’s orders and listen to your personal preferences too. This allows them to prepare healthy, fresh and delicious meals that you can enjoy.
Do I have to empty a room in my house for my professional caregiver?
No. Salus Homecare of Los Angeles County requires all professional caregivers to have their own homes. This provides a separation between their work and personal lives and gives our clients the privacy they need and deserve. Professional caregivers will only be in your home when they are working per our company’s policies.