Making Bed

Colonel Glenn

This patient is changing the sheets on her bed. This IADL addresses several deficits including dynamic standing balance, activity endurance tolerance, gait, and problem solving. Balance is challenged several ways by having the patient reach outside her base of support, resisting forces from internal/external perturbations, and reaching at various heights. Activity endurance tolerance is challenged by requiring the patient to be on her feet for several minutes while performing this task. Problem solving is challenged by having the patient locate the clean linen closet in the hallway and finding the correct corners of the fitted sheets.