Care recipient (cr) with dementia has begun forgetting to turn off the stove

Try: #if the cr lives alone and will continue to do so for some time disconnect the stove and oven and flip off the circuit to the outlet that powers them provide meals that can be reheated in the microwave using one or two basic steps if necessary write the steps down on sticky notes on the meal’s container #if the cr lives alone and cannot safely use the microwave because of limited mobility check with your area’s senior service centers to find out about programs that deliver hot meals some services may be private and others may be available at discounted rates for seniors who meet low income standards #if the cr lives with others flip the circuits that power the stove and oven off to prevent the cr from cooking or causing an accidental fire when unsupervised the caregiver can flip the circuits on to cook a few main dishes at a time or leave the circuit on while he or she is with the cr however the caregiver should flip the circuit off before going to bed particularly if the cr tends to get up at night

Materials: Access to circuit box microwave microwavable meals hot lunch delivery program for seniors

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Short-Term 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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