Care recipient (cr) with dementia has stopped cleaning dishes well and is at risk of illness as a result cr does not have a dishwasher

Try: #remove regular dishes and utensils from view #replace them with paper plates cups and bowls and plastic forks knives and spoons #stock the cr’s freezer with microwaveable frozen meals that can be eaten from their package or served on paper plates #once a week more or less depending on caregiver availability round up non-disposable serving ware metal flatware and plastic storage containers and wash them in warm soapy water then dip them in a sink full of warm water with a mild bleach solution dry them and put them away #use the bleach water to wipe down countertops and kitchen fixtures #if possible recycle paper and plastic trash

Materials: Paper plates cups and bowls plastic forks knives and spoons plastic storage containers microwaveable frozen meals

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, 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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