Silver Book Fact
Daily living activities of Medicare beneficiaries, 2007
In 2007, more than 25% of community-resident Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 had difficulty in performing one or more activities of daily living. An additional 4.6% reported difficulties with instrumental activities of daily living.
Of institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries, 83% had difficulties with one or more ADL and 67% had difficulty with three or more ADLs.