- Functional status: Ability to perform activities necessary in daily life (ADL)
|Basic ADL’s||Instrumental ADL’s||Advanced ADL’s|
Housekeeping & laundry
Fulfill societal, community and family roles
Participate in recreational tasks
- Katz ADL scale, Lawton-Brody IADL scale, Get up and Go test, MMSE, Geriatric depression scale.
- Vulnerable Elders Scale-13: Identifies community dwelling pts at risk for decline over 5 yrs
- Functional decline is not normal with aging and warrants detailed physical, cognitive, and psychosocial evaluations