November 05, 2020 by jas
Home Safety Tip Links:
Suggestions for making the home safe and ‘dementia friendly’ can come from a variety of sources. Review lists and choose what works best in your situation.
Ask your doctor to recommend that an occupational therapist come into your home to suggest changes to make your home safer for your loved one and yourself. If necessary, have the therapist send notice to building managers or landlords listing suggested changes, such as grab bars in the tub/shower, or ramp on entryway.
In addition, both Canadian and US website offer suggestions. Links to their pages are shown just below. Browse to find what matches your caregiving needs.
There are many more suggestion lists provided by commercial groups online, and you can find by searching ” safe home dementia.”
Alzheimer Society Making the environment safe
Canadian Patient Safety Institute Safety at Home
Canada Safety Council Maintaining a safe, dementia-friendly home
Government of Canada Useful Aids for seniors
AARP – Creating a Safe Place for your loved one with dementia
Alzheimer Association Home Safety
Mayo Clinic Staff Home Safety Tips
US Government Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer’s disease
Have you experienced ambiguous loss? The slow grief process? Visit the experience of Guest Author, Jean Lee
For a dementia-friendly home (c) 202 Judith Allen Shone
Book series and blog name are the same
Accepting the Gift of Caregiving
and relate to caregiving!
While searching, take time to read the overview of the books,“Is There Any Ice Cream?” and “Did You Hide the Cookies?” by Judith Allen Shone. Order from Amazon.