Care recipient (cr) complains of feeling faint lightheaded or has dizzy spells

Try: Try to fall-proof cr’s home remove area rugs and electrical cords that someone could slip on use non-slip mats on the bath and shower floors suggest that cr sit for a few minutes before walking this gives the brain time to adjust suggest that cr sit or lie down as soon as he she feels dizzy make sure cr avoids driving a car if frequent dizziness or lightheadedness is present suggest that cr use a nightlight or turn on the light if he she has to get out of bed during the night put a lamp by cr’s bedside of one isn’t there already suggest that cr walk with a cane walker or other assistive device for stability try to get cr in the habit of keeping the walking aid next to the bed if he she gets up a lot during the night try to help cr avoid sudden movements or bending over

Materials: Nonskid bathroom mats nightlights bedside table and lamp cane or walker

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: With the claims medicare processed to make sure he she or medicare weren’t billed for services or items he she didn’t get encourage cr to check his her receipts and statements early , the sooner cr sees and reports errors the sooner they can be corrected or fraud can be stopped

References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Faint dizzy dizziness lightheaded balance

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

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