Care recipient (cr) is overwhelmed by all the steps involved in getting through daily tasks and as a result many activities of daily living are neglected

Try: #find a central spot in the home to keep the index cards #break the daily activities into small related one-step tasks and write one-step tasks on each index card in order of the cr cr’s daily routine #number the top of each card in the order the tasks should be done #write the time of day the task should be completed on each card if there there’s a time requirement for the task #write the one-step instruction on each card in large dark letters if it will be helpful glue a picture symbolic of the task onto the card a feather duster if the task is dusting a bar of soap if the task is bathing etc #make the instructions as simple and specific as needed #leave the cards in order and wrapped with a rubber band for the cr and or the caregiver remind them to put each card in the back of the pile as the task on it is done

Materials: Index cards black pen or marker pictures or clip art if helpful rubber band

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, So-So Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Short-Term Memory, Poor S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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