Functional Assessment


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Evaluates the individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL’s) and the individual’s ability to care for himself/herself. “Activities of daily living,” or ADLs, are the basic tasks of everyday life, such as eating, bathing, dressing and toileting.

Population Served:

Geriatric assessments of the frail elderly living in the community with the goal of making recommendations that improve the quality of life and functional ability of the individual being visited.

Catchment Area:

Jane St to Yonge St, St. Clair Ave to Steeles Ave

Service Category:

Functional Assessment

Predominant Culture:

Jewish, Principles of Judiasm guide daily operations while service is provided to clients of all backgrounds.


Covered by OHIP.

Service Limitation:

In-home functional assessment performed by a Registered Nurse to determine the persons ability to carry out activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, eating, ambulating, taking medication) without assistance. Recommendations made to improve functional ability i.e. gait assessment, homemaking services, respite care, swallowing assessment, meals on wheels, lifeline etc.

Required: A complete signed medical referral to the intake secretary is required highlighting concerns with functioning i.e. falls, difficulty bathing, swallowing, and/or caregiver stress.

Contact: 416-785-2500 ext 2488 Community Outreach Team / Saul & Rae Saltzman Day Treatment Centre

3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto M6A 2C7
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