Keeping Your Loved One and Yourself Safe
People, situations and environments can pose a safety threat.
Do you know the Four Categories of Safety?
Depending on age, level of health, current environment, etc. these are the four main areas of safety concern for caregivers:
- Physical Safety - falls, wandering, fire, driving, spoiled foods, physical abuse, hazardous materials, etc.
- Fraud Safety - phone schemes, internet schemes, legal schemes, etc.
- Emotional Safety - emotional abuse, risky behaviors, addictions, honesty/concealing the truth, etc.
- Errors Safety - medications, financial management, errors in judgment, etc.
The first step to addressing safety is to become more aware. Think about each of these four (4) areas of safety and determine if your loved one is at risk in one or more of the categories.
If you suspect falls may be a concern, take the safety assessments below to know for sure. If you believe your loved one is at risk for any of these others categories, talk with other family members, talk with the doctor, or consult with experts in your faith community, your circle of friends or reach out to us and we can help guide you.
Consider joining us during one of our House Calls for Caregivers to talk with us and other caregivers.
YES! There are steps you can take to reduce safety risks.
Falls are the leading cause of injury, disability, nursing home placement and death in adults over the age of 65 years.
Our trusted health information partner, Sagacity.care, provides simple tools to quickly identify the top fall risks in your loved one's environment.
CLICK on the images below to take a quick quiz and get specific actions you can take.
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