Over time, people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia may have difficulty managing around the house. Caregivers and family members can make improvements to make the home a safer place. For example, removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can provide a person the freedom to move around independently and safely. Check out these tips:
- Make sure all rooms and outdoor areas have good lighting.
- Clear away any unused items and remove small rugs, electrical cords, and other similar items a person may trip over.
- Make sure stairs have at least one handrail and mark the edges of steps with brightly colored tape to make them more visible.
Explore more tips on home safety for a person with dementia.
You may also be interested in:
- Using a home safety checklist for a person with Alzheimer’s disease
- Reading about home improvements that can help prevent falls
- Viewing or printing a copy of the Aging in Place: Tips on Making Home Safe and Accessible infographic