Why Brenda Is An Independent Right Hand Dominant Woman

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Brenda is a sixty-four-year-old Caucasian female, who resides with her daughter in a three story home. At her home, Brenda must use three steps when entering the front of her home with no railing, as well as five steps when entering the back of her home, however, railing is present for her safety. Brenda can be classified as an independent, right-hand dominant woman when participating in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) specifically bathing of her upper extremity (UE) and lower extremity (LE), in dressing her UE and LE, and showering. Brenda is independent when participating in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) specifically meal preparation, financial management, and driving and community mobility. Brenda has a no prior use of adaptive devices when participating in ambulation activities via in or out of her home. Brenda graduated with her Masters of Education and works as an elementary school teacher. She is involved in helping her community as well as her church where she volunteers one a week, she also volunteers once a month at the local senior center. In the past three days, Brenda has experienced shortness of breath chest pain and weakness which lead to her having an unwitnessed fall. Brenda’s daughter discovered her on the floor and noticed a decrease in movement in her mother, she also noticed Brenda experiencing difficulties when trying to get off the floor. Her daughter called nine-one-one and Brenda was then admitted to the hospital. Brenda was then
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