Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Six Ideas that Will Make a Home Safer for Someone with Alzheimer’s

By Carrie Vittitoe

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease often have problems with visual perception, but Amy Sass, a client and employee coordinator with Caring Excellence at Home, has suggestions for minimizing the risk of falls and resulting injuries:

- Remove all rugs.
- Keep corners and floors as clutter-free as possible.
- Remove low-sitting furniture.
- Add furniture that is flush to the ground.
- Remove breakable items from surface areas.
- Add grab bars in the bathroom and by the bed.

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