Lynn - Aids for Daily Living

Lynn - Activities for Daily Living

We spent a day with Lynn in which she generously shared for the video camera the many lessons learned as well as the many methods developed over time for independence.  

Dozens of video clips have been gathered on this site, and have been organized into five many categories:  Adjusting, Computer Use, Homemaking, Self-Care, and Other. A complete guide of each category is located below.

Activities for Daily Living:  Adjusting

– Do what you can

– Role in family

– What people say

– Feeling suicidal

 

Activities for Daily Living: Computer Use

– General computer use

 

Activities for Daily Living: Homemaking (part 1)

– Making a bed

– Breaking eggs

– Handling groceries

– Opening jars

 

Activities for Daily Living: Homemaking (part 2)

– Opening letters

– Making coffee

– Opening cabinets

– Opening soda cans

 

Activities for Daily Living: Homemaking (part 3)

– Peeling potatoes

– Loading the refrigerator and freezer

– Using the refrigerator handle

– Using plastic wrap

 

Activities for Daily Living: Self-Care (part 1)

– Brushing and flossing

– Using a curling iron

– Filing and clipping nails

 

Activities for Daily Living: Self-Care (part 2)

– Using a fork and eating

– Getting dressed

– Using a hairbrush

– Using a hair dryer

 

Activities for Daily Living: Self-Care (part 3)

– Hanging garments

– Putting on knee highs

– Applying makeup

– Managing medication

 

Activities for Daily Living: Self-Care (part 4)

– Moussing hair

– Opening drawers

– Putting on socks

– Scratching

 

Activities for Daily Living: Self-Care (part 5)

– Shaving

– Toileting

 

 

Activities for Daily Living:  Other

– Working with gravity

– Stabilizing food

– Use of hands

– Using two hands together

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