Arrange a care recipient’s cr’s home to reduce the risk of falling

Try: #remove clutter from stairs and paths used through the home #put books on shelves and papers in trays baskets off the floor or files #keep curtain cords curtains bed skirts afghans and other draperies from touching the floor #don’t use extension cords for games lights or appliances arrange furniture so that outlets are accessible without the use of extension cords #don’t stretch electrical cords across pathways through the house or between pieces of furniture in spaces the cr might step #remove all throw rugs and carpets that are not secured directly to the floor #keep often-used items in cabinets on lowest shelves to avoid use of a step stool #maintain adequate lighting in bedrooms hallways staircases and bathrooms keeping the cr’s vision needs in mind look for lighting that dispels shadows and prevents glare

Materials: Caregiver organization adequate lighting

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Vision, Good Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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