Pool Activity Level (PAL)

Developed by Jackie Pool, the Pool Activity Level (PAL) instrument has become the framework for care in settings across the UK for clients with cognitive impairments caused by conditions related to dementia, strokes and learning disabilities.

The PAL Instrument contains a valid and reliable tool for assessing level of ability which is recommended in the National Clinical Practice Guideline for Dementia (NICE, 2006), for activities of daily living and for leisure activity. The instrument also contains profiling tools for interpreting the assessment in order to plan and deliver effective, enabling care and support.