Activities of daily living (ADLs) are those things we all need to do on a regular basis to ensure our health and well-being. ADLs are those need-to-do things that take up so much of our day and that we all take for granted – until we can't do them anymore. Activities involving health and hygiene are called basic activities of daily living. By contrast instrumental activities of daily living are those abilities that allow a person to live independently.
Making a phone call to a family member can be difficult if one can't remember the phone number that he has known for years. Watching a favorite TV program gets frustrating if a person is confused by the complexity of the remote control. Taking medication can become dangerous if doses are forgotten or taken twice because someone forgets taking her pills and takes them again. There are products here for all of these situations and more.