Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), Definition of

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"The six daily tasks (light housework, preparing meals, taking medications, shopping for groceries or clothes, using the telephone, and managing money) that enable the patient to live independently in the community. (Also see Activities of Daily Living, or ADL.)" (Bookman et al., 2007)

Glossary Source: 

Bookman, A., Harrington, M., Pass, L., & Reisner, E. (2007).Family caregiver handbook: Finding elder care resources in Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.