ADLs for Direct Care Staff

Recorded On: 06/05/2023

Having the skills to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) is the key to independence. The Direct Care Staff's goal is to determine just how much help a resident needs to perform these activities. Some people may only need encouragement; others may need help with set up; some need to work together with staff. 


  • Discuss the importance of maintaining independence with ADLs
  • List three ways to help residents with ADLs
  • Perform accurate documentation of the most important aspects of helping residents with ADLs

Angie Szumlinski, LNHA, RN, GERO-BC, RAC-CT, BS

Director of Risk Management

HealthCap Risk Management Services

Ms. Szumlinski is a nationally-recognized leader in long-term care, with a wealth of experience in virtually every operational and clinical aspect of the industry. She has experience as an Owner/Provider, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator, and independent consultant. In the last 8 years, she has personally conducted over 1,000 on-site risk management visits at facilities across the country, touching every acuity level within the long-term care spectrum. As a nationally recognized presenter for health care associations on current trends and best practices in the long-term care industry, Ms. Szumlinski is the author of hundreds of best-practice bulletins, in-service modules, and has hosted hundreds of risk management seminars across the country. Respected for success in assisting facilities in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance, Ms. Szumlinski served two terms as an Associate Board Member for NCAL, is a member of the AHCA Survey/Regulatory Committee and served as a team leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award program for 8 years. Ms. Szumlinski is the Nurse Planner for HealthCap Risk Management’s American Nursing Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) accredited education program.


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