Brain Injury Services

Independent Living Description

Independent Living

Outcome: Individuals have the independent living and self-management skills in order to live with the least level of support on a daily basis. Independent Living is defined as the ability to carry out basic activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and feeding; and perform Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) such as managing personal health care issues, shopping and meal preparation, performing household tasks such as laundry and cleaning, handling financial affairs, driving and/or arranging transportation, handling emergencies, managing time, developing and/or maintaining social relationships and social/recreational opportunities.

The goals of Independent Living are to:

  • increase the ability to access the community through public or other transportation
  • increase the ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living
  • increase the ability to successfully manage basic activities of daily living
  • manage basic activities of daily living
  • increase the ability to initiate and/or engage in social relationships and social and recreational opportunities