cr fell at home before going to the hospital Care recipient (cr) is now returning home from the hospital and caregiver (cg) is concerned about safety in the home

Try: Closely inspect the home prior to cr’s return anticipate the additional needs cr will have upon return home and make appropriate modifications in the home to mitigate the safety concerns walk through each room the cr will be living in and complete a safety sweep remove clutter and throw rugs install grab bars in the shower if needed remove temporary extension cords and secure longer use cords to the floor with heavy duty tape tack down edges of the carpet keep floors dry and wipe up spills immediately use non-wax cleaning products on floors

Materials: n/a

Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from family care giving be red cross ready safety series vol 1 2007

Keywords: Home safety fall prevention

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

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