Self-care training refers to improving an individual's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). These activities include eating, drinking, functional bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting.
There are two types of ADL. The basic ADL which refers to the activities mentioned above, and IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living). IADL requires more complex thinking skills to perform activities like shopping, managing finances, maintaining a home, communicating with others, meal preparation and managing medications.
We employ self-care training to assist individuals in regaining, maintaining, or increasing their independence in performing activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). These individuals may include older adults or those who have recovered from incapacitating illnesses or injuries.