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What are Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily Living (also known as ADLs) are anything that you do on a daily basis to care for yourself.

Activities of Daily Living (also known as ADLs) are anything that you do on a daily basis to care for yourself. Some of these would be brushing your teeth, showering, shaving, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and transportation (whether you use public transportation or drive yourself).

Activities of daily living (ADLs or ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to people’s daily self-care activities.

One of the things that the Social Security Administration may look at is how your disability affects your ADLs by making them difficult or impossible to do. This can help them determine how severe your impairment is. When you fill out the Activities of the Daily Living questionnaire it is important that you are specific with your daily routine even with small details such as getting out of bed or how long you sit in one place.

You may also want to answer the questions as if you were completing the activity on one of your bad days. By doing this, the examiner looking at your case will have the best idea of how your impairment affects your daily life.