Alzheimer's and Dementia
Home Safety and Alzheimer's/Dementia Resources
Alzheimer's and Dementia Frequently Asked Questions
Many symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia increase safety risks at home. Because of this, it’s important to notice if you or a loved one is experiencing any memory loss, diminished ability to complete routine activities, confusion or difficulty with speech. Luckily there are many modifications that can make accessibility around the home possible. Be sure to speak with a health expert, such as an occupational therapist, to find the most appropriate solutions.
Home modifications can be a great solution for those living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Modifications are always designed to make the home safer - regardless of the progression or stage of one’s condition.
Top modifications to consider:
• Caregiver Pagers
• Bed Mat Alarms
• Automatic Stove Shut Off Systems
First and foremost, it is always important to ensure that an individual living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia is safe within the home. We fully believe that proper home modifications can greatly extend life at home and we are more than happy to work with you to find the best solutions.
It’s also critical that an individual is receiving the appropriate amount of care to be able to participate in daily activities such as dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, etc. Be sure to periodically reevaluate with your family and loved one’s doctor to determine if living at home is still appropriate.