Daily living skills are the skills that a person need on a daily basis to live independently. They include self-care skills like eating,
dressing, bathing, toileting and grooming. They also include other skills like home management, cleaning, shopping, laundry, medication management etc. Daily living -skills is a process that begins at birth and continue through adulthood. Members of Cherubim will acquire these skills to live independently. Even if they cannot live independently, being independent in self-care will take a lot of burden off the caregivers and self. Thus, this is often the most important goal for an adult with a disability.
Members will be able to…
…dressing - The individual dresses self with verbal cues or minimal help such as buttoning shirts, or pants, or belt buckle.
…grooming - The individual grooms self with verbal cues or with minimal help such as holding toothbrush, helping brushing hair, or facial shaving.
…toileting - The individual toilets with verbal cues only or need little help with buttoning of pants and belt buckle.
…eating - The individual eats a meal with cues from staff may need help with cutting.
…language - The individual understands basic requests and expresses self verbally or with an alternative communication such as, communication board, computer or writing.
… motor development - the individual demonstrate fine and gross motor skills independently or with minimal assistance.
…create a weekly budget
…develop daily/weekly plan
…receive and make phone calls
…discuss various life experience topics
…practice social skill for the day.