ADL’s Stands for “Activities of Daily Living”. The things we normally do in daily Healthy Living including any daily activity we perform for self-care such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking, toileting/continence, and transferring.
I’d say, they are important to seniors simply because they are essential to not just Healthy Living, but also Healthy Living a full and healthy lifestyle. It allows the family to be family, not just caregivers and gives the family some time for themselves. The need for help with ADL’s should be addressed before more complex ones arise, as these are the basic building blocks of human functionality.
It also maintains dignity for the person needing help. Along with physical care needs, psychosocial needs I believe are a big part of ADL’s and also extremely important to assist the person to live a life of meaning and purpose with respect and dignity.