Big List of Sample Goals for ADLs in Occupational Therapy Physical Disabilities for Acute Care / SNF / Acute Rehab / Home Health

Bed Mobility and Transfers

1. The patient will independently turn side to side within the bed three times during each 8-hour shift over the next two weeks to prevent pressure ulcers and improve overall comfort and well-being.

2. The patient will independently perform a sit-to-stand transfer from the bed to a chair with minimal verbal cues and standby assistance within the next week to facilitate engagement in daily activities.

3. The patient will independently transfer from supine to sitting on the edge of the bed within 2 minutes within the next five sessions to enhance overall bed mobility and facilitate participation in morning routines.

4. The patient will independently perform a pivot transfer from the bed to a wheelchair using appropriate assistive devices within the next two weeks to promote independence in mobility and social engagement.

5. The patient will independently transfer from supine to sitting on the edge of the bed within 3 minutes within the next seven sessions to enhance bed mobility and facilitate active participation in activities of daily living.

6. The patient will independently transfer from the bed to the commode using adaptive equipment within the next two weeks to enhance toileting independence.

7. The patient will independently reposition themselves in bed every 2 hours over the next four weeks to prevent pressure ulcers and enhance comfort during rest.

8. The patient will independently perform a lateral transfer from the bed to a stretcher within 5 minutes within the next three sessions to facilitate safe and efficient transfers between healthcare settings.

9. The patient will independently roll from supine to side-lying in bed three times during each 8-hour shift over the next two weeks to improve overall bed mobility and prevent stiffness.

10. The patient will independently perform a supine-to-sit transfer on the edge of the bed within 2 minutes within the next five sessions to improve bed mobility and facilitate active engagement in morning routines.

11. The patient will independently transfer from the bed to a wheelchair using appropriate adaptive equipment within the next two weeks to promote independence in mobility and social participation.

12. The patient will independently perform a pivot transfer from the bed to a commode within 3 minutes within the next seven sessions to enhance toileting independence.

13. The patient will independently reposition themselves in bed every 2 hours over the next four weeks to prevent pressure ulcers and improve overall comfort during rest.

14. The patient will independently perform a lateral transfer from the bed to a stretcher within 5 minutes within the next three sessions to facilitate safe and efficient transfers between healthcare settings.

15. The patient will independently roll from supine to side-lying in bed three times during each 8-hour shift over the next two weeks to improve overall bed mobility and prevent stiffness.

16. The patient will independently perform a supine-to-sit transfer on the edge of the bed within 2 minutes within the next five sessions to improve bed mobility and facilitate active engagement in morning routines.

17. The patient will independently transfer from the bed to a wheelchair using appropriate adaptive equipment within the next two weeks to promote independence in mobility and social participation.

18. The patient will independently perform a pivot transfer from the bed to a commode within 3 minutes within the next seven sessions to enhance toileting independence.

19. The patient will independently reposition themselves in bed every 2 hours over the next four weeks to prevent pressure ulcers and enhance comfort during rest.

20. The patient will independently perform a lateral transfer from the bed to a stretcher within 5 minutes within the next three sessions to facilitate safe and efficient transfers between healthcare settings.

Hygiene and Grooming

1. The patient will independently brush their teeth at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using adaptive equipment, within 3 minutes, every morning over the next two weeks to promote oral hygiene and independence.

2. The patient will independently comb their hair, standing at the sink, within 2 minutes, using adapted tools if needed, as observed during daily morning routines within the next week.

3. The patient will independently wash their face at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, within 2 minutes, using appropriate skincare products, twice a day over the next three weeks to enhance skin health.

4. The patient will independently shave at the sink, standing, within 5 minutes, utilizing adaptive tools and proper techniques, every other day over the next two weeks to promote grooming independence.

5. The patient will independently wash their hands at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 2 minutes, before and after meals over the next four weeks to prevent infections.

6. The patient will independently brush their teeth at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using adaptive equipment, within 3 minutes, every morning over the next two weeks to promote oral hygiene and independence.

7. The patient will independently comb their hair, standing at the sink, within 2 minutes, using adapted tools if needed, as observed during daily morning routines within the next week.

8. The patient will independently wash their face at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, within 2 minutes, using appropriate skincare products, twice a day over the next three weeks to enhance skin health.

9. The patient will independently shave at the sink, standing, within 5 minutes, utilizing adaptive tools and proper techniques, every other day over the next two weeks to promote grooming independence.

10. The patient will independently wash their hands at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 2 minutes, before and after meals over the next four weeks to prevent infections.

11. The patient will independently brush their teeth at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using adaptive equipment, within 3 minutes, every morning over the next two weeks to promote oral hygiene and independence.

12. The patient will independently comb their hair, standing at the sink, within 2 minutes, using adapted tools if needed, as observed during daily morning routines within the next week.

13. The patient will independently wash their face at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, within 2 minutes, using appropriate skincare products, twice a day over the next three weeks to enhance skin health.

14. The patient will independently shave at the sink, standing, within 5 minutes, utilizing adaptive tools and proper techniques, every other day over the next two weeks to promote grooming independence.

15. The patient will independently wash their hands at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 2 minutes, before and after meals over the next four weeks to prevent infections.

16. The patient will independently brush their teeth at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using adaptive equipment, within 3 minutes, every morning over the next two weeks to promote oral hygiene and independence.

17. The patient will independently comb their hair, standing at the sink, within 2 minutes, using adapted tools if needed, as observed during daily morning routines within the next week.

18. The patient will independently wash their face at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, within 2 minutes, using appropriate skincare products, twice a day over the next three weeks to enhance skin health.

19. The patient will independently shave at the sink, standing, within 5 minutes, utilizing adaptive tools and proper techniques, every other day over the next two weeks to promote grooming independence.

20. The patient will independently wash their hands at the sink, sitting at the edge of the bed, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 2 minutes, before and after meals over the next four weeks to prevent infections.

Dressing

1. The patient will independently don and doff a T-shirt over their head within 5 minutes, using adaptive equipment as needed, every morning over the next two weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

2. The patient will independently don and doff a button-up shirt within 7 minutes, using modified techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance dressing skills.

3. The patient will independently don and doff a bra within 5 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques and adaptive closures, every morning over the next four weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

4. The patient will independently don and doff pants within 7 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance lower body dressing skills.

5. The patient will independently put on and take off socks within 3 minutes, using adaptive devices for one-handed dressing, every morning and evening over the next two weeks to promote lower body dressing independence.

6. The patient will independently put on and tie shoes within 7 minutes, using adaptive techniques and devices for one-handed dressing, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance footwear independence.

7. The patient will independently don and doff a T-shirt over their head within 5 minutes, using adaptive equipment as needed, every morning over the next two weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

8. The patient will independently don and doff a button-up shirt within 7 minutes, using modified techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance dressing skills.

9. The patient will independently don and doff a bra within 5 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques and adaptive closures, every morning over the next four weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

10. The patient will independently don and doff pants within 7 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance lower body dressing skills.

11. The patient will independently put on and take off socks within 3 minutes, using adaptive devices for one-handed dressing, every morning and evening over the next two weeks to promote lower body dressing independence.

12. The patient will independently put on and tie shoes within 7 minutes, using adaptive techniques and devices for one-handed dressing, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance footwear independence.

13. The patient will independently don and doff a T-shirt over their head within 5 minutes, using adaptive equipment as needed, every morning over the next two weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

14. The patient will independently don and doff a button-up shirt within 7 minutes, using modified techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance dressing skills.

15. The patient will independently don and doff a bra within 5 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques and adaptive closures, every morning over the next four weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

16. The patient will independently don and doff pants within 7 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance lower body dressing skills.

17. The patient will independently put on and take off socks within 3 minutes, using adaptive devices for one-handed dressing, every morning and evening over the next two weeks to promote lower body dressing independence.

18. The patient will independently put on and tie shoes within 7 minutes, using adaptive techniques and devices for one-handed dressing, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance footwear independence.

19. The patient will independently don and doff a T-shirt over their head within 5 minutes, using adaptive equipment as needed, every morning over the next two weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

20. The patient will independently don and doff a button-up shirt within 7 minutes, using modified techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance dressing skills.

21. The patient will independently don and doff a bra within 5 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques and adaptive closures, every morning over the next four weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

22. The patient will independently don and doff pants within 7 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance lower body dressing skills.

23. The patient will independently put on and take off socks within 3 minutes, using adaptive devices for one-handed dressing, every morning and evening over the next two weeks to promote lower body dressing independence.

24. The patient will independently put on and tie shoes within 7 minutes, using adaptive techniques and devices for one-handed dressing, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance footwear independence.

25. The patient will independently don and doff a T-shirt over their head within 5 minutes, using adaptive equipment as needed, every morning over the next two weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

26. The patient will independently don and doff a button-up shirt within 7 minutes, using modified techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance dressing skills.

27. The patient will independently don and doff a bra within 5 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques and adaptive closures, every morning over the next four weeks to promote upper body dressing independence.

28. The patient will independently don and doff pants within 7 minutes, using modified one-handed techniques for hemiparesis and adaptive fasteners if needed, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance lower body dressing skills.

29. The patient will independently put on and take off socks within 3 minutes, using adaptive devices for one-handed dressing, every morning and evening over the next two weeks to promote lower body dressing independence.

30. The patient will independently put on and tie shoes within 7 minutes, using adaptive techniques and devices for one-handed dressing, every morning over the next three weeks to enhance footwear independence.

Feeding and Eating

1. The patient will independently use adaptive utensils to scoop and transport food to their mouth within 10 minutes during lunch and dinner for the next two weeks to promote independence in self-feeding.

2. The patient will independently grasp and use a modified cup with handles to drink liquids without assistance, completing the task within 5 minutes, during breakfast and supper over the next three weeks.

3. The patient will independently use a rocker knife to cut soft food into bite-sized pieces during lunchtime within 7 minutes for the next four weeks to enhance self-feeding skills.

4. The patient will independently utilize built-up handles on utensils to enhance grip and independently feed themselves solid food within 15 minutes during lunch and dinner for the next three weeks.

5. The patient will independently open and close a modified straw cup to drink liquids without assistance, completing the task within 5 minutes, during breakfast and supper over the next two weeks.

6. The patient will independently use a scoop dish to gather and transport food to their mouth using adaptive utensils, completing the task within 10 minutes, during lunch and dinner for the next three weeks.

7. The patient will independently use a modified fork with a larger handle to spear and lift food, completing the task within 8 minutes, during lunch and dinner for the next four weeks to enhance self-feeding abilities.

8. The patient will independently scoop food onto a fork or spoon and bring it to their mouth within 10 minutes during lunch and dinner, utilizing adapted utensils for the next three weeks.

9. The patient will independently open and close a flip-top lid on a modified cup to drink liquids without assistance, completing the task within 5 minutes, during breakfast and supper over the next two weeks.

10. The patient will independently use adapted utensils to cut food into bite-sized pieces and feed themselves within 15 minutes during lunch and dinner for the next three weeks to promote self-feeding independence.

11. The patient will independently utilize a plate guard to prevent spillage and independently scoop food onto a fork or spoon, completing the task within 10 minutes, during lunch and dinner for the next four weeks.

12. The patient will independently use a modified cup with a built-in straw to drink liquids without assistance, completing the task within 5 minutes, during breakfast and supper over the next two weeks.

13. The patient will independently use a modified rocker knife to cut solid food into bite-sized pieces within 7 minutes during lunchtime for the next three weeks to enhance self-feeding skills.

14. The patient will independently grasp and use adapted utensils with enlarged handles to scoop and transport food to their mouth within 10 minutes during lunch and dinner for the next four weeks.

15. The patient will independently open and close a lidded cup with a spout to drink liquids without assistance, completing the task within 5 minutes, during breakfast and supper over the next two weeks.

16. The patient will independently use a scoop dish with adapted utensils to gather and transport food to their mouth, completing the task within 10 minutes, during lunch and dinner for the next three weeks.

17. The patient will independently use a modified fork with a built-up handle to spear and lift food, completing the task within 8 minutes, during lunch and dinner for the next four weeks to enhance self-feeding abilities.

18. The patient will independently scoop food onto a fork or spoon and bring it to their mouth within 10 minutes during lunch and dinner, utilizing adapted utensils for the next three weeks.

19. The patient will independently open and close a flip-top lid on a modified cup to drink liquids without assistance, completing the task within 5 minutes, during breakfast and supper over the next two weeks.

20. The patient will independently use adapted utensils to cut food into bite-sized pieces and feed themselves within 15 minutes during lunch and dinner for the next three weeks to promote self-feeding independence.

Toileting

1. The patient will require minimum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the bedside commode, manage clothing, and maintain hygiene within 10 minutes, for the next two weeks.

2. The patient will need moderate assistance to use a urinal at bedside, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 7 minutes, every morning and evening over the next three weeks.

3. The patient will require maximum assistance to transfer onto and off the toilet without a commode, using adaptive equipment as needed, and maintain hygiene within 12 minutes, for the next four weeks.

4. The patient will need minimum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the regular toilet, using appropriate adaptive equipment and managing clothing, within 15 minutes, for the next three weeks.

5. The patient will require moderate assistance to use a bedside commode, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 10 minutes, every morning and evening over the next two weeks.

6. The patient will need maximum assistance to use a urinal at bedside, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 7 minutes, every morning and evening over the next three weeks.

7. The patient will require minimum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the toilet without a commode, using adaptive equipment as needed, and maintain hygiene within 12 minutes, for the next four weeks.

8. The patient will need moderate assistance to independently transfer onto and off the regular toilet, using appropriate adaptive equipment and managing clothing, within 15 minutes, for the next three weeks.

9. The patient will require maximum assistance to use a bedside commode, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 10 minutes, every morning and evening over the next two weeks.

10. The patient will need minimum assistance to independently use a urinal at bedside, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 7 minutes, every morning and evening over the next three weeks.

11. The patient will require moderate assistance to independently transfer onto and off the toilet without a commode, using adaptive equipment as needed, and maintain hygiene within 12 minutes, for the next four weeks.

12. The patient will need maximum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the regular toilet, using appropriate adaptive equipment and managing clothing, within 15 minutes, for the next three weeks.

13. The patient will require minimum assistance to use a bedside commode, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 10 minutes, every morning and evening over the next two weeks.

14. The patient will need moderate assistance to use a urinal at bedside, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 7 minutes, every morning and evening over the next three weeks.

15. The patient will require maximum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the toilet without a commode, using adaptive equipment as needed, and maintain hygiene within 12 minutes, for the next four weeks.

16. The patient will need minimum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the regular toilet, using appropriate adaptive equipment and managing clothing, within 15 minutes, for the next three weeks.

17. The patient will require moderate assistance to use a bedside commode, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 10 minutes, every morning and evening over the next two weeks.

18. The patient will need maximum assistance to use a urinal at bedside, including proper positioning and managing clothing, completing the task within 7 minutes, every morning and evening over the next three weeks.

19. The patient will require minimum assistance to independently transfer onto and off the toilet without a commode, using adaptive equipment as needed, and maintain hygiene within 12 minutes, for the next four weeks.

20. The patient will need moderate assistance to independently transfer onto and off the regular toilet, using appropriate adaptive equipment and managing clothing, within 15 minutes, for the next three weeks.

Bathing and Showering

1. The patient will independently perform upper body bathing while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 10 minutes, every morning over the next two weeks.

2. The patient will independently wash lower extremities while sitting on a shower chair, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 8 minutes, every evening over the next three weeks.

3. The patient will require minimal assistance to stand, maintain balance, and independently shower, including washing all body parts, within 12 minutes, every other day for the next four weeks.

4. The patient will independently wash and rinse their hair while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 7 minutes, every morning over the next three weeks.

5. The patient will independently perform a seated sponge bath, including all body parts, using adaptive tools as needed, within 15 minutes, every evening over the next two weeks.

6. The patient will require moderate assistance to stand, maintain balance, and independently shower, including washing all body parts, within 10 minutes, every other day for the next three weeks.

7. The patient will independently wash lower extremities while sitting on a shower chair, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 8 minutes, every evening over the next four weeks.

8. The patient will independently perform upper body bathing while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 10 minutes, every morning over the next three weeks.

9. The patient will require moderate assistance to stand, maintain balance, and independently shower, including washing all body parts, within 12 minutes, every other day for the next four weeks.

10. The patient will independently wash and rinse their hair while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 7 minutes, every morning over the next three weeks.

11. The patient will independently perform a seated sponge bath, including all body parts, using adaptive tools as needed, within 15 minutes, every evening over the next two weeks.

12. The patient will require minimal assistance to stand, maintain balance, and independently shower, including washing all body parts, within 10 minutes, every other day for the next three weeks.

13. The patient will independently wash lower extremities while sitting on a shower chair, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 8 minutes, every evening over the next four weeks.

14. The patient will independently perform upper body bathing while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 10 minutes, every morning over the next three weeks.

15. The patient will require minimal assistance to stand, maintain balance, and independently shower, including washing all body parts, within 12 minutes, every other day for the next four weeks.

16. The patient will independently wash and rinse their hair while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 7 minutes, every morning over the next three weeks.

17. The patient will independently perform a seated sponge bath, including all body parts, using adaptive tools as needed, within 15 minutes, every evening over the next two weeks.

18. The patient will require moderate assistance to stand, maintain balance, and independently shower, including washing all body parts, within 10 minutes, every other day for the next three weeks.

19. The patient will independently wash lower extremities while sitting on a shower chair, using appropriate hygiene techniques, within 8 minutes, every evening over the next four weeks.

20. The patient will independently perform upper body bathing while sitting on a shower chair, using adaptive tools, within 10 minutes, every morning over the next three weeks.