Without desiring help routine tasks that individuals tend do regular. You will find six fundamental ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. A person"s capability to do ADLs is very important to ascertaining which type of long-term care (e.g. nursing home care or home care) and coverage the person needs (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid or long-term care insurance).