Caregiver seeks ways to keep Care recipient (cr) from wandering from the house without being noticed and from entering parts of the house that may pose a danger to the cr

Try: #put loud bells or wind chimes on door knobs or above doors leading to the outdoors basement or attic make sure the bells or chimes are loud enough to be heard throughout the house #hide or disguise doors to attics basements or storage areas with large posters medical or caregiving catalogs carry door-sized posters that look like bookcases home decorating and some art stores carry posters that cover walls with scenes from movies or nature make sure the door being disguised latches or hooks firmly as if it is not recognized as a door someone leaning on it could be endangered #don’t try to disguise or hide doors that would be used in an emergency such as front or back exits from the home on the ground floor

Materials: Loud bells or wind chimes large poster or posters

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Mobility, Mobile, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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

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