Care recipient (cr) cannot safely enter some rooms in the house without supervision due to forgetfulness frailty and inability to go up and stairs alone caregiver wants to discourage cr from using certain doors inside the house

Try: #tape a large scenic poster to the front of an inside door leading to a staircase basement or storage room you don’t want the cr to enter the poster may disguise the door’s function you can also take or locate a picture of books on a bookshelf and have it made into a door-sized poster #look for long over-sized posters at art dealers poster shops and online retailers have a large poster made at a custom photography or art service center local or online printers may offer the service #try using 8 x 8 pieces of cloth to cover locks and doorknobs of inside doors you don’t want used tape a piece of cloth above a lock or knob so it hangs down and covers it #finally use the pencil and ruler to trace an very visible 8-sided stop sign outline the word stop in pencil and leaving the letters white color the space around the letters red post the sign on the door you want the cr to avoid

Materials: Large colorful posters with garden or beach scenes picture of books on shelves to create a camouflage several 8 x 8 pieces of cloth homemade stop sign posterboard several red markers pencil ruler scissors tape

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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