WATER

Secure water faucets, remove handles or
turn off water, reduce hot water temperature
Put mesh or a screen over open drains
Make sure electrical cords are not dangling
near water

THE BATHROOM

BATHING, SHOWERING

Install grab rails in tub or shower
Buy bathmat or non-skid decals for bottom
of tub or shower
Use tub chair or bench for sitting down in tub
Buy hand held shower nozzle
Replace glass shower doors with unbreakable
plastic
Lock up razor blades, sharp objects
Store electric razors out of sight and reach
Make sure portable heater has auto-off
thermostat
Remove small rugs

TOILETING

Put sign on bathroom door to leave door
open so toilet is visible
Install grab bars for sitting down and getting
up from toilet
Buy sturdy raised toilet seat or commode
Have toilet paper easily visible and reachable
Put wastebaskets out of sight if loved one
urinates in them

WANDERING (AWAY FROM HOME)

Secure doors to outside with double key locks,
or high or low locks
Put alarms on doors or disguise them
Hide key outside or give to neighbor
Put automatic door closing devices on doors to
outside
Get ID bracelet for older adult
Notify local police department that your family
member is memory impaired
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