Moving around your home or out and about is the fifth activity of daily living (“ADL”).
How well do you make transfers from one place to another in your home and the community?
To gauge mobility, observe one’s ability to:
Get in and out of bed, a chair, a car, and a wheelchair,
Move to new location by walking, using a cane or walker, or wheelchair, and
Climb stairs and step on or off a curb.
A lack of mobility may result from:
Arthritis, tendonitis, or leg injuries,
Nervous system disorders including stroke and cerebral palsy,
Medications and inner ear infections that may impact balance, and
Decreasing physical strength and muscle atrophy.