Product Demo for Board Review for the NBCOT® OTR® Exam
You are working with an older adult in a home health setting who is utilizing a walker due to decreased strength and balance. The client would like the ability to take a shower rather than a sponge bath. Which of the following would be the most appropriate intervention for this client?
Environment Barriers & Approaches
The most appropriate intervention for this client would be to provide education and a demonstration on the use of a shower chair. After this has been completed, the therapist could then discuss the possibility of purchasing a shower chair. Taking a bath would require an increased amount of strength and balance to get in and out of the bath tub. The client's goal is to shower rather than continuing to take a sponge bath, answer (D) does not help or explore possibilities to help the client accomplish her goal.