The kitchen may pose dangers for Care recipient (cr) who is confused because of dementia or other another cognitive impairment

Try: Install secure locks on all outside doors and windows place locks out of direct line of vision but keep the key hidden nearby in case of emergency keep all dangerous products locked up these could include liquor and cigarettes power tools guns cleaning supplies etc cover electrical outlets with childproof plugs remove knobs from stove consider installing an automatic shutoff switch if n/a is present adjust water heater to 120 degrees fahrenheit or less to prevent scalding use nonskid wax if you polish the floor and remove small rugs as they are often the cause of slipping or tripping keep trashcans out of sight remove spoiled food from kitchen quickly especially if the cr may lack the judgment to avoid eating it remove food-shaped decorations and small items that may appear edible to the cr consider removing the garbage disposal to prevent injury and loss of objects

Materials: Sliding window lock with key childproof electrical outlet covers childproof cupboard closures

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, 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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