Business / Taxes / Activities Of Daily Living: To live independently, you must be able to handle certain essential functions, called activities of daily living (ADLs). These standard activities include eating, dressing, bathing, moving from a sitting to a standing position, taking medication, and using the bathroom. If you are unable to perform two or more these ADLs, you generally qualify to begin receiving benefits from your long-term care insurance policy. Each insurer’s list of ADLs may vary slightly, but should always include bathing, as that is often the first activity that a person struggles with. Cognitive impairments, such as those that result from Alzheimer’s disease, are not considered ADLs. A comprehensive long-term care policy will use a different test to determine when policyholders suffering from these impairments qualify to collect benefits.
Daily Adjective Synonyms: ordinary, common, commonplace, everyday, routine, regular
Daily Noun Synonyms: diurnal, circadian, everyday, quotidian
Health / Health Insurance / Physician Profiling: In the context of a pharmacy benefit plan, the process of compiling data on physician prescribing patterns and comparing physicians' actual prescribing patterns to expected patterns within select drug MORE