Care recipient (cr) likes to wander out to the shed or garage

Try: If cr is permitted in a garage shed or basement preferably with supervision make sure the area is well lit make sure that stairs have a handrail and are safe to walk up and down keep walkways clear of debris and clutter place overhanging items out of reach

Materials: Overhead lighting handrails overhead storage bins

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

Information: Social interaction is extremely important for an elderly cr when people share laughter it can help create a personal bond with others and remove any sense of personal isolation

References: home safety for people with alzheimer alzheimer’s disease u s department of health and human services 2010 available at

Keywords: Garage shed tools wandering home safety

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

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