Your Guide to Achieving Daily Living Skills

Most daily living skills need to be completed on a daily basis to maintain a good level of health and safety. However, for some people completing these tasks can often be difficult.

What are daily living skills?

Daily living skills are routine tasks that people complete on a daily basis. These skills often help you to become more independent. The type of daily living skills that people may need help with is different for each individual.

Here are some examples of daily living skills: 

  • Cooking 
  • Cleaning 
  • Getting ready for the day
  • Assistance with transport
  • Socialising with your community 
  • Shopping

Our top tips for developing daily living skills

While it may take time to learn certain skills, completing these tasks can increase individuals’ confidence and independence.

  1. Take it at your own pace

Learning a new skill takes time. Some people learn quickly, whilst others take a bit longer. Try not to compare your journey with the journey of others around you. 

Whether it takes a few days, weeks or months stick to the pace that is right for you.

2. Practice, practice, practice

We all know the saying practice makes perfect – well it’s true! You will most likely start to see a huge difference in your skill progress when you start practicing it yourself. This is why it is important to get in all of the practice that you can! 

For example, if your goal is to use public transport without assistance,  learning how, where and when to take a taxi, bus or train will increase your independence and allow you to start to feel more confident. 

3. Celebrate your wins!

There are often a lot of milestones that come when learning a new skill. It’s important that you celebrate those when you reach them. 

How can Community Access Care help build daily living skills? 

Helping Participants with daily living skills is a big part of our service. At Community Access Care our daily living skills service helps you with essential everyday living tasks and work alongside you to develop your capacity to care for yourself. We offer assistance with skills such as cooking, cleaning, catching public transport and so much more.

Get in touch with our friendly team, and we will assist you as soon as we can:
Phone: 1300 522 104
Email: [email protected]