Caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s requires a very generous amount of patience, dedication, and diligence. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease require a lot of care and have many needs that must be tended to. In order to make sure your patient’s needs are taken care of, it is important that your home is properly set up to prevent accidents and avoid other dangers. Fortunately, Pioneer Emergency has developed a medical alarm system that can be used to get patient immediate emergency care, especially in situations when help is not within reach.
A person with Alzheimer’s is susceptible to getting into things around the house like cabinets and drawers. Childproof locks and covers for electrical outlets can prevent electrocution and ingestion of household cleaning products. These types of safeguards are essential for preventing accidents.
Decreased motor skills, combined with the limited mobility of old age, makes the likelihood of falls increase. Clutter can cause patients to trip, and sharp edges on furniture and other decorations can increase the risk of injury. Clearing clutter in the home, especially near commonly used paths in the house, cuts the chances of a fall or injury.
To prevent wandering, areas of the house should be locked. Parts of the house such as back porches, attics, basements, and garages can be dangerous and hold chemicals, sharp tools, and other hazards.