Care recipient (cr) has a habit of wandering in to the kitchen and gets into things that could be dangerous

Try: Lock up breakable or potentially dangerous supplies install childproof latches on cabinets and drawers to limit cr’s access to items such as cleaning products alcohol matches knives and scissors try to prevent cr from accessing potentially dangerous appliances install safety knobs on the stove to prevent cr from turning the stove on or off disconnect the garbage disposal remove artificial fruits or vegetables or food-shaped magnets these objects might appear to be edible

Materials: Childproof latches safety knobs

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: Adapted from www mayoclinic comhome safety tips preparing for alzheimer alzheimer’s caregiving by staff writer 2011

Keywords: Kitchen safety wandering rummaging

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

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