3. Functional Mobility and Home Modifications for the Bathroom
Home modifications are essential for improving functional mobility in the geriatric patient. In this chapter, participants will learn the importance and clinical reasoning for home modifications prescribed to Hubert, our case study patient with a case of dizziness and immobility. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the reasoning for grab bar placement to decrease fall risk, safety precautions using suction cup grab bars, and information regarding how to access gross motor movements and areas for remediation with ambulation, tub bench transfer, and commode transfer.