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34 Work Simplification Strategies for Grooming, Dressing & Bathing

Stroke rehabilitation includes simplification techniques of work and work tasks, ergonomics and other rehabilitation strategies.


  • Sit whenever possible to perform grooming, and sit correctly by using good posture.  
  • Use surfaces that are at a level to perform grooming...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 21, 2022

Improve Performance on OASIS M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Occupational therapists frequently combine energy conservation and work simplification techniques to rehabilitation plans for patients with chronic pain conditions and post-CVA. Work simplification and energy conservation techniques can be applied to ADLs such as grooming and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 9, 2021

4 Exercises for the Chairbound to Improve Upper Body Strength

As part of your rehabilitation plan for patients with deficits in M1850 Transferring and M1840 Toilet Transferring, M1830 Bathing and other activities of daily living (ADLs) that require upper body strength, the following four (4) exercises are recommended for patients who are...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 26, 2021

Do Your Home Health Aides Know Basic Grooming Principles?

One of the most challenging responsibilities that home health workers have when taking of the elderly is providing personal care. Maintaining personal hygiene and grooming while promoting independence are vital to enabling the elderly patient to feel the best about his or her own...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 18, 2019

Patient Teaching for Optimizing OASIS C ADLs M1800-M1845

If you are a MyHomecareBiz subscriber you know that SmartDX OASIS forms for home health automatically generates an assessment and intervention plan for each indicated skill including patient teaching. Below are are some recommended strategies for helping patients achieve...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 20, 2016