Overview of IADL Services
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are somewhat more complex tasks than ADLs. They require things like hand / eye coordination, some level of dexterity, organizational abilities and sound judgment. The ability to complete IADLs often diminishes before the ability to complete ADLs.
IADL Services Provided:
- Dialing a phone, looking up a number and other communication related tasks
- Safely operating an automobile or coordinating transportation
- Understanding bills and paying them on time
- Taking prescribed or over the counter medications according to prescriptions or oral or written instructions
- Maintaining a clean, sanitary house
- Shopping (managing money, navigating a store, getting items home)
IADLs are often used as indicators of whether or not a person can continue to live at home safely and independently. While it is not necessary to complete all of these activities on a daily basis, failing to complete them in a timely manner can lead to diminished health, an unsafe home and a less fulfilling life.
Many clients receive assistance with some IADLs from trusted family caregivers. When these individuals are not available or cannot assist with all IADLs due to time constraints or other commitments, Salus Homecare Salt Lake City’s professional caregivers are available to provide support. With our one on one care and flexible care plans, we are often able to provide just the help you need to remain independent and lead a happy, independent and more fulfilling life.
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 no longer have a car and prefer not to use public transportation. How can I get to the places I need to go?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City employs many qualified, reliable caregivers who are willing to drive clients to doctor’s appointments, social engagements or to run errands. A set mileage fee and fuel charges are assessed when these services are utilized. Discuss your transportation needs with a care manager for further information.
My teenager has diabetes, and her dietary requirements are quite strict. Can a professional caregiver assist me in providing her with healthy meals?
Yes. Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City assists many clients with meal preparation services. Our professional caregivers can follow your daughter’s medical orders when it comes to her snacks and meals and also incorporate items that meet her personal preferences.
I do not want a professional caregiver living in my home. Is this possible?
Salus Homecare of Salt Lake City’s professional caregivers are always required to maintain their own residences. We do not allow them to live in the homes of our clients or remain on the client’s property except during a scheduled shift. This provides you with the privacy you deserve and prevents caregivers from interrupting your normal schedule.