The Care recipient (cr) is visually impaired and has fallen while getting ready for bed at night

Try: Wear good slippers with backs and wear slippers only when going to bed wear shoes at all other times put shoes or slippers away as soon as they are removed to avoid tripping do not walk around in socks put furniture along walls unless it is needed for support or balance remove the footboard of the bed or put a blanket over the corners as this can be a hazard in the event of a fall if the cr has trouble seeing after lights are turned on replace all wall switches with dimmer switches keep a night light on all night place one in both the bedroom and bathroom and all hallways

Materials: Good slippers with rubber soles blanket dimmer switch night lights

Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, So-So Vision, Poor Vision

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References: A adapted from useful home adaptations for the blind and visually impaired from lowvision com

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

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