Care recipient (cr) frequently misplaces keys leading to inconvenience and frustration

Try: #string the key on a lanyard a sporty strap that hangs around the neck and normally holds a whistle lanyards are sold in sporting goods stores encourage the cr to wear the most frequently used keys house and car for example if putting them down leads to losing them #install a bright hook in a visible location and encourage the cr to use it to hang keys on when they are not in use consult with the cr to determine where the key hook will be most useful in the kitchen near the front door beside the exit to the garage etc #if the cr finds it difficult to get into the routine of putting keys on the hook and therefore keeps losing them consider visiting an electronics store to buy a keychain with a locator these vary in price depending on the technology involved some use a remote control and others just require a user’s whistle or shout to activate the keychain responds with a beep and or lights #be very careful about keeping extra keys outside the home but consider keeping a duplicate house key on hand either in the house in a designated spot or with a trusted friend return the duplicate to its spot when the original key is located

Materials: Brightly-colored lanyard key ring bright hook keychain with locator technology

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Immobile, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully 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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