activity of daily living
[ ak-tiv-i-teeuhv dey-lee liv-ing ]
/ ækˈtɪv ɪ ti əv ˈdeɪ li ˈlɪv ɪŋ /
Usually ac·tiv·i·ties of dai·ly liv·ing . any of the routine tasks an individual must be capable of performing in order to function independently, as dressing, eating, moving around, and maintaining personal hygiene: While she was recovering from a broken hip, insurance paid for a home health aide to help her with activities of daily living.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Also called ADL .
Origin of activity of daily living
First recorded in 1945–50
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