Care recipient (cr) can’t remember how to use the washer and dryer

Try: Try to break more complicated tasks into a few basic steps that are easy to do put the steps in writing and place where it can be easily seen by cr the simpler the better attach a sticky note on each knob or button with the number that corresponds with the proper sequence for example the first button to be pushed would be numbered 1 and so on this way cr can simple follow the numbers to do the laundry in the proper sequence walk through the steps with the cr several times until learned and as often as needed thereafter this same approach can be used with other tasks such as turning on the television changing the channels adjusting the volume using the dvd player listening to music on the boom box and so on

Materials: Sticky notes black sharpie marker

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Maintenance, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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Keywords: Difficulty using home appliances

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