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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (iADL)

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These are the skills necessary to live independently but not necessary for fundamental functioning. IADLs, for instance, would include shopping, preparing meals, taking medications, paying bills, etc. Persons unable to perform one or more of these without assistance are said to have an IADL limitation.

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These are the skills necessary to live independently but not necessary for fundamental functioning. IADLs, for instance, would include shopping, preparing meals, taking medications, paying bills, etc. Persons unable to perform one or more of these without assistance are said to have an IADL limitation.

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