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A 21 year old female patient has been admitted to inpatient rehab for a brain tumor. The patient experiences a sensation of whirling and loss of balance which causes her difficulty with her BADL’s and many functional tasks. The OT completes a home evaluation, and finds out that the patient lives with her two parents in a multi-level home. What would be the best recommendation the OT can give to the patient before she returns home?
A) Grab bars in the stairs, bathroom, and hallway
B) A home monitoring system for environmental control
C) Reduction of clutter and elimiation of throw rugs
D) Wheelchair ramp to go from the curb to the entrance of the house

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Asked on January 20, 2017 1:03 pm
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A) Providing the patient with grab bars in the hallway, bathroom, and stairs will allow the patient to be able to hold onto something if she becomes unsteady in motion and needs a way to steady herself during ADLs.

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Answered on January 25, 2017 4:36 pm
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Answer: C

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Answered on January 23, 2017 1:24 pm
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