Care recipient (cr) has balance and memory issues and has fallen in the bathroom

Try: Install a monitoring device a baby monitor will help you hear if cr falls or needs help this might be particularly helpful if cr has severe cognitive issues like memory loss or confusion take caution when using heating devices avoid using portable space heaters in cr cr’s bedroom if cr uses an electric blanket or heating pad keep the controls out of his her reach if cr tends to get up at night to drink eat or use the bathroom try to meet these needs before he she goes to bed

Materials: Baby monitor

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, 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: Bedroom safety up at night electric blankets portable space heaters

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

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