activities of daily living

(ak-TIH-vih-teez…DAY-lee LIH-ving)

The tasks of everyday life. These activities include eating, dressing, getting into or out of a bed or chair, taking a bath or shower, and using the toilet. Instrumental activities of daily living are activities related to independent living and include preparing meals, managing money, shopping, doing housework, and using a telephone. Also called ADL.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "activities of daily living"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "actividades de la vida diaria"

Tareas de la vida cotidiana. Son las incluyen comer, vestirse, acostarse o levantarse de una cama o una silla, bañarse o ducharse, y usar el inodoro. Las actividades instrumentales de la vida diaria (AIVD) son actividades relacionadas con la vida independiente e incluyen preparar comidas, administrar el dinero, ir de compras, realizar las tareas domésticas y usar el teléfono. También se llama AVD.