Do you have problems with daily tasks like dressing or bathing?
'Daily tasks' (also known as 'Activities of Daily Living') include:
- Self-care, for example, washing, toileting, dressing, eating and drinking.
- 'Transfers' such as getting in and out of bed, on and off a chair or the toilet, or in and out of a bath or shower
- Mobility activities such as managing stairs
- Domestic activities, like cooking, housework or shopping.
There are gadgets and equipment that help many people manage these activities independently: For example, pick-up sticks (often called 'helping hands') are useful if you can't reach your feet or pick things up from the floor. Tap-turners, jar-openers and key-turners can help if you have poor grip or weak wrists.
If you are having difficulties, ask for an assessment.