Homemaking Activities

Modify for success.

Homemaking activities can be modified in ways that match a person's abilities.  Example: If setting the table is confusing because it involves many steps, hand the individual just one item at a time and give instruction where to place it.  Once that step has been completed move on to the next and so on.  Templates can also be created as a reference guide of what the finished product should look like.  Some caregivers have outlined the shape of utensils on reusable placemats to aid in successful placement.

  • Setting the table
  • Doing the dishes
  • Watering the plants
  • Sweeping the floor
  • Dusting
  • Folding laundry
  • Making the bed
  • Cleaning the closet
  • Rolling yarn