How can we ensure the safety of our loved ones at home?
The Family Caregiver Alliance, with a grant from the Pat Summitt Foundation created a 19-minute video to help keep people with dementia healthy and safe at home.
As dementia progresses — particularly in the middle and later stages — people may withdraw, resist help, or not be able to express themselves adequately. They may find performing routine tasks difficult. Some may wander while others sit still too long.
- Dementia in the Middle and Advanced Stages
- Common concerns–such as preventing falls, burns, overdosing, or poisoning
- The ABC approach is applied to common concerns at home in the kitchen bathroom, bedroom, living room, hallways, and stairways.
- General rules
It is easier to make modifications to your surroundings than to change your loved one’s behavior.
Watch Safe at Home – A Caregiver’s Guide by clicking on this link or the image below.
If you’re a caregiver for one with dementia, take 19 minutes to watch the ABCs applied to potentially risky areas in a loved one’s home. Understanding will help you to anticipate the risks and apply these easy-to-implement tips before an accident occurs.
The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) produced this video with a $25,000 grant from The Pat Summitt Foundation.