Activities of Daily Living

Activities of daily living (ADL) refers to a person's daily self-care activities. In healthcare, a person's ability to perform ADLs provides essential information regarding their functional status. ADLs are especially helpful when assessing people post-injury, those with disabilities, and the elderly. Some common ADLs include a person's ability to bathe, dress, eat, groom, work, perform basic household tasks, enjoy leisure activities, etc.