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The Importance Of Daily Activities


Personal Care Services may sound like an umbrella term for many, but these are actually very specific practices that require utmost care and attention when being accomplished. In short, it’s definitely no walk in the park.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Personal Care Services (PCS), a Medicaid benefit, in its simplest terms, aids clients or patients in everyday tasks. These tasks are classified into two, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL).

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) are generally activities that have to be done by a person to carry on with their day and to manage their lives.

Your loved ones may require the utmost assistance in these. Daily self-care activities like bathing, eating, bathroom runs, dressing, and walking all comprise ADLs while IADLs are composed of activities like laundry, housework, and meal preparation.

Here are five reasons why it is important for your sick loved ones to perform these activities:

  • It gives them a semblance of normality.

    It can be quite sad to carry a health condition. Allowing your loved ones to perform their activities, even with your assistance, gives them the hope of being able to continue on with a normal life despite the obvious limitations.

  • It reminds them that their health condition does not have to hinder their lives.

    This is especially important if your loved ones are newly diagnosed or if they are still adjusting to a health condition. It will greatly help their emotional health as well in the long run.

  • They may find new meaning in it.

    Accomplishing a routine every day may be meaningful for your loved ones, as it will give them a reason to get up and go about their day.

  • They may pick up a new hobby from it.

    As your loved ones go through their daily routine, they may be sparked with the inspiration to start a new hobby. This is the same even for sick people. It is not easy to stay confined in one place, but it is easy to remain inspired given the right tasks and materials.

  • It keeps them busy.

    Having something to attend to every day allows people to distract themselves, but not in a bad way! For sick people, this is vital to the improvement of their health as wallowing, sulking, and being sad will only worsen their health condition.

All these and more are things that help your sick loved ones improve their quality of life without losing their independence.

Home Life Care, Inc., a Non-Medical Home Care Agency in Ahoskie, North Carolina, is competent in giving PCS. We direct utmost care and attention to your loved ones’ needs so that the assistance we provide is of the highest quality. As the largest provider of Personal Care Services in North Carolina, we assist over 2,000 patients daily.

For more information, don’t hesitate to call us at 800-819-8988. Our website at www.homelifecareinc.com is also open for you anytime or you may drop us a line at info@homelifecareinc.com.

SOURCE: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/caseman/pcs.shtm

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