Updated: Oct 24
It can be devastating to see our loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, but there are many ways that we can help them, know that you are not alone in taking care of them.
One of the challenges families deal with is when their loved one wanders off by themselves. This can escalate to dangerous situations pretty quickly. As such, it is smart to deploy preventive strategies to keep our loved ones safe right in our homes.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and seems to show the related symptoms of memory concerns and wandering, here are some tips to keep them safe.
Hide keys, wallets, and purses so they may be unable to open doors or drive the car to wander off.
Observe and find triggers when they present wandering behavior. Addressing the triggers can significantly decrease their wandering.
Have them wear GPS devices or use clothing with a GPS.
Consider enrolling them in a safe return program.
If you are assessing Home Care for Seniors, choose the kind of Home Care Assistance that prioritizes their safety and well-being above all else.
Learn how we make Home Care Vancouver safe for your senior loved ones.