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#5 ADL – Moving Around

Cindy Davis
Written by Cindy Davis

How well do you make transfers from one place to another in your home and the community?  To gauge mobility, observe one’s ability to:

  • Get into and out of bed, a chair, a car, and a wheelchair;
  • Move to new location by walking, using a cane or walker, or wheelchair; and
  • Climb stairs and step on or off a curb or other elevated surface(s).

A lack of mobility may result from:

  • Arthritis, tendonitis, or leg injuries;
  • Nervous system disorders including stroke and cerebral palsy;
  • Medications and inner ear infections that may impact balance; and
  • Decreasing physical strength and muscle atrophy.

About the author

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Serial entrepreneur and former full-time caregiver for eight years to her father with multiple chronic conditions. A graduate of Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medicine and Asian Studies; and a Master of Business Administration degree recipient in marketing and finance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. Currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her teenage son and advises businesses on strategic planning, marketing, finance, and operations as owner of Next Level Consulting, Inc.

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