In the senior in-home care industry a person who requires assistance with ADLs may be evaluated by a social worker or a qualified medical professional. ADLs consist of the following self-care tasks:
- Dressing & Undressing
- Toileting (ability to use a restroom by oneself)
- Transferring (from bed to chair and back)
- Walking (not bedridden)
For in-home senior care, the number of ADLs that one may require assistance with is used to determine the resident's level of care and in some cases may effect the cost of services.
In the United States, most medical insurance policies do not cover the cost of assistance with ADLs, however, most long term care insurance policies will cover some or all of the costs where assistance with ADLs is required.