Keeping your body clean is the first key activity of daily living (“ADL”).
How well do you keep up with personal hygiene? Areas to evaluate include:
Taking a bath or shower,
Brushing teeth and flossing,
Trimming fingernails and toenails, and
Grooming and hair care.
A fully independent person completes all these tasks on their own with standard household items. If you’re struggling to:
Get in and out of the tub or shower;
Reach a part of your body such as your back;
Bathe a disabled extremity;
Grasp a toothbrush or floss;
Safely shave, pluck, and trim; or
Wash, dry, brush, comb, and style your hair
more help is needed.