This repeated, daily practice contributes greatly to successful acquisition of independent activities of daily living skills
OTs are often misunderstood as only working in rehab with patients or clients on activities of daily living skills
. However, their training on health and disability-related issues through an individualized lens can help designers, administrators and policy-makers promote optimal environments for aging.
Specific recommendations include examination of the feet and footwear, functional evaluation, including activities of daily living skills
, and use of adaptive equipment and mobility aids.
Disability was determined by monitoring participants' adult daily living skills (ADLs), such as feeding, bathing, and dressing oneself, and instrumental activities of daily living skills
(IADLs)--using the phone, shopping, preparing meals, and housekeeping.
Specific guidelines ensure that individual and group sessions, pre-vocational training and activities of daily living skills
are offered and that DAILE, staff collaborate with DOC treatment and security staff as well as with one another.
Designed like an apartment, the home-environment clinic allows patients to practice their activities of daily living skills
. Patients' rooms are arranged so each bed's occupant has a window view of the VAMC's park-like setting.
These coping skills consist of activities of daily living skills
, vocational skills, leisure time skills, and social or interpersonal skills (Bond, 1995).