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.
Watch this video! Learn more about the risks our loved ones face and what may be required of caregivers to decrease the chances of harm. Hear from experts and fellow caregivers on safety concerns and approaches caregivers are taking to mitigate these risks.
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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