Starter Care Plan: ADLs and More


Successful caregiving depends on having the goals set and the tasks (medications, ADLs, etc.) laid in a routine that you can follow every single day. The faster you get into that routine, the better your caregiving will be and the better your loved one will feel. At Care3, we call this routine your “groove.” Getting into your caregiving groove means you’ve integrated caregiving into your personal and professional life. When you’re in the groove, you’re efficient, effective, and your stress level is manageable.

To help you get into your caregiving groove, we’ve created a Starter Care Plan of eight (8) common care tasks that you can enter into Care3 as Actions and get into your groove fast. Once you add each Action in the Care3 app, you'll receive text message  reminders to help you and others deliver the best care for your loved one. You can accept the Actions yourself or your Care Team can help out!

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Starter Care Plan


  • Daily grooming assistance (bathing, teeth, hair, dressing)
  • Prepare and assist with meals
  • Oversee prescribed exercises/rehab (walking, range of motion)
  • Medications taken as prescribed (all meds)

Weekly or As Needed

  • Shop for groceries
  • Light housekeeping (laundry, bathroom/bedroom/kitchen)
  • Change sheets and towels
  • Set doctor appointments (primary care, specialists, therapists)


Need More Ideas for Care Actions?

Here's a comprehensive list of more potential Actions (non-disease specific) that you can enter based on your particular situation. We give you these ideas so you don't have to wrack your brain trying to figure out what to do!

Home Medical Activities

Activities (enter only those that apply)

  • Assist with toileting
  • Record fluid intake/output
  • Inspect/change bandages
  • Provide medication reminders
  • Provide other medical care
  • Administer medications
  • Pick up/Refill medications



Assistance (enter only those that apply)

  • Help transfer to wheelchair
  • Help with walking (walker)
  • Help with walking (cane)
  • Help transfer to chair
  • Help transfer to bed
  • Help sit up and dangle feet
  • Help transfer to bathtub

Range of Motion (ROM) (enter only those that apply)

  • Lead active ROM exercises
  • Perform ROM exercises
  • Lead active ROM for right arm
  • Lead active ROM for left arm
  • Lead active ROM for right leg
  • Lead active ROM for left leg
  • Perform ROM for right arm
  • Perform ROM for left arm
  • Perform ROM for right leg
  • Perform ROM for left leg

Other Rehab/Exercises

  • Oversee prescribed exercises
  • Help with other activities


Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Bathing (enter only those that apply)

  • Independent bath or shower
  • Give sponge bath in bed
  • Assist with bath or shower
  • Provide other bathing help

Grooming (enter only those that apply)

  • Assist with dressing
  • Brush and/or style hair
  • Wash and/or dry hair
  • Provide skin care
  • Provide foot care
  • Brush teeth or dentures
  • Clean gums/tongue/mouth
  • Clean and Prepare dentures
  • Provide other grooming help

Nutrition (enter only those that apply)

  • Prepare meals and/or drinks
  • Assist eating and drinking
  • Limit fluid intake
  • Encourage fluid intake
  • Shop for groceries
  • Other eating/drinking help

Light Housekeeping (enter only those that apply)

  • Wash and fold laundry
  • Tidy up the bedroom
  • Tidy up the bathroom
  • Tidy up the kitchen
  • Change sheets and towels
  • Provide equipment care
  • Provide other housekeeping




  • Primary Care


  • Rehab Specialist



Prescribed (examples)

  • Antibiotics

Over-the-counter (examples)

  • Pain Medication (e.g., ibuprofen)



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