In my last blog we discussed dressing as an area to assess with ADL’s . Pain is an often-overlooked problem when assessing activities of daily living Frequently, pain can be great enough to inhibit a person from functioning independently. Pain can definitely be a problem that affects a person’s ability to dress him- or herself. The geriatric care manager needs to be aware of whether pain is decreasing a person’s function and recommend a pain evaluation by his or her physician . In addition, a referral for physical therapy for range-of-motion exercises or other therapeutic interventions may assist with improving function in dressing as well as accomplishing other ADL’s and IADLs.