Daily care planning focuses on activities of daily living (ADLs) which include eating, toileting, transferring, bathing, dressing, and continence. Activities of daily living are a natural part of each day and generally are not problematic until a triggering event occurs. Once you are unable to perform one or more activities of daily living, you will need daily assistance from a spouse, child, friend, or home health aide. Daily care is time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive. Generally, an individual needs assistance with at least two activities of daily living in order to qualify for government or insurance benefits. Failure to plan for a loss of activities of daily living may lead to unhealthy conditions and be detrimental to you and your caregiver.

The Daily Care category addresses issues associated with activities of daily living and provides resources and information which will allow you to navigate government and insurance requirements pertaining to activities of daily living.

In some instances, a home will require layout and structural changes in order to simplfy caregiving for an individual. The Lifestyle category provides resources and information to improve home accessibility for an elderly individual or couple by reconfiguring layouts or making structural changes compliant with the American’s with Disability Act (“ADA”).