What Are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2021 | Blog

“My Mom lives by herself, but she can’t get herself out of bed and she needs help with that. Will Medicaid cover help with that one issue❓.

Medicaid looks at six daily activities of daily living (ADLs) to decide what level of help the applicant will receive financially. 

The six activities are: 

▪️  Being able to dress yourself

▪️  Walking 

▪️  Being able to transfer yourself physically (like from sitting to standing)

▪️  Taking a shower

▪️  Feeding yourself

▪️  Being able to use the bathroom on your own

To qualify for the lowest level of Medicaid care (“adult care”), the applicant would need to have great difficulty with at least ONE of these activities. 

To qualify for the medium level of care (“assisted living”), the applicant would need to have great difficulty with at least TWO of these activities.

And to qualify for the highest level, which is nursing home care? 

They would need to have great difficulty with at least THREE of the activities. 

William Wombacher, your Central Illinois Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and Social Security Disability Specialist. I’ll help you!
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