- Integrating Health
- ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) is professional shorthand for functioning, measuring things we normally do for self-care and for independent living. Examples of basic and related tasks, are bathing, marketing, paying bills … Services are provided (sometimes) depending on the need for help to do these things. *
- I want to introduce another lens, EDLs (Experiences of Daily Living). EDLs are not so much about doing as about feeling, not about activities but the emotions involved in those activities. What support can people be given who are not so good in the skills of interaction, getting satisfaction, feeling connected, moving past … ?
Experiences of daily living
|Baseline||Out of Range|
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|Major focus on others||Major focus on self|
|Ability to balance, rebound, modulate||Quick move to extreme; unable to get back to baseline|