Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), & Service Priority Level (SPLs)
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are those personal functional activities required by all of us for continued well-being, which are essential for health and safety. Activities include tasks such as (defined in OAR 411-015-0006):
- Personal Hygiene
- Elimination (Toileting including bowel and bladder)
Oregon determines Medicaid eligibility for long-term care services based on an individual's limitation of activities of daily living.
Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)
IADLs, or self-management, include tasks such as (defined in OAR 411-015-0007):
- Meal Preparation
- Medication Management
Service Priority Levels
Priority levels include groups of impairments and levels of impairment. Individuals with the most impairments are assessed at a higher priority level. For example, individuals at level 1 have a much higher level of need than an individual at level 15 to 17.
- For Service Priority information see OAR 411-015-0015 listing current limitations which defines the levels Oregon is currently serving.
- For additional Service Priority information see OAR 411-015-0010 for a list of Priority of Paid Services.