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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