Care recipient (cr) getting up for various items at night increases his or her risk of falling

Try: #keep everything a cr might get up to find or reach for at night within arm’s distance of the cr’s bed #keep a basket on the night table to hold glasses books crossword puzzles crafts a magazine or two cell phone a small packaged snack and any other small thing the cr is likely to want or need #keep an extra blanket or afghan folded at the foot of the bed #keep a lamp with an easily-reached switched within reach of the cr #keep the cr’s slippers where they can be easily seen and reached if the cr needs to get up and go to the bathroom #make sure that the route from the cr bed to the toilet is clear and that light switches are easy to reach if they are not make sure the route is marked by nightlights applies only to

Materials: Night table phone water slippers extra blanket basket lamp with accessible switch lighted route

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Independence, No Supervision

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

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