This resident/patient is able to perform daily activities independently without assistance from another person. The resident/patient may require special aids or appliances to assist their independent function. Generally, there is no risk of physically overloading the caregiver.


  • Ambulatory, but may use a walking stick for support.
  • Independent, can clean and dress himself.
  • Usually no risk of dynamic or static overload for the caregiver.
  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important to maintain independence.