Fear of falling leaves Care recipient (cr) afraid to walk to the end of the driveway for mail

Try: #buy a new mailbox at a hardware story #mount the new mailbox in a location closer to the cr cr’s door after checking with the post office regarding guidelines #make sure the mailbox is labeled properly with identifying

Materials: New mailbox to mount outside front door

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Personal

Information: Contact the post office for instructions on how to label the mailbox and how or where to mount it so it complies with federal guidelines #alternatives to installing a new mailbox include asking postal workers to leave mail inside the front door or on the porch or on a small table or chair just inside the door or installing a mail slot with an internal box to catch mail postal workers may be able to make further recommendations to make sure the cr can safely get his or her mail #you may need to speak to a supervisor to get delivery changes authorized contact the closest branch office and ask for help #once a new mailbox is installed if possible remove the old one if possible to avoid confusing postal workers information

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

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