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An older patient with little mobility has a physical therapy session at 10 A.M. and an occupational therapy session at 2 P.M. What schedule should the nursing assistant set up when planning the daily schedule for him/her?

A Offer A.M. care at 8 A.M. and afternoon care at 4 P.M.

Generally, older patients need more time in between activities in order to rest. Therefore, two hours between care and therapy sessions need to be provided. Option B provides the two-hour window, with two hours before the first session and two hours after the final session. Every other option has at least one one-hour break in between sessions and offered care, which is not enough unless there are other needs that need to be addressed.