Adult Home Safety
Bathroom Safety Solutions for Seniors and Caregivers | Creating Daily Joys Time to complete: Ranging times based on activity; 10+ minutes Contraindications: Do not install or implement materials that require intact balance, strength, and eyesight, to prevent the risk of injury. OT Goal: To prevent falls and increase safety in the bathroom. To implement techniques and materials at a low and affordable cost. To enhance caregiver education.
Shelf Life of Your Food Time: 2 minutes to read, 10+ minutes to track food items Contraindications: Poor memory, poor organizational skills, poor vision OT Goal: To become educated on how long your food lasts in the pantry, in the refrigerator and in the freezer in order to safely consume food. The client can write on the product's container the date of purchase to track it.
Food Storage Guidelines Time: 3 minutes to read, 10+ minutes if sort and organize food Contraindications: Poor organizational skills, poor long-term memory OT Goal: Educate clients on how long food lasts in the fridge and freezer to prevent food poisoning and save money by not prematurely throwing away food.
First Aid Tips Time: 3 minutes to read, longer to discuss in a group setting Contraindications: Not to replaced by professional medical help OT Goal: To educate on hands only CPR, conventional CPR, major bleeding, shock, major burns, choking, hypothermia, and heat stroke to assist a person in need until professional help arrives. To enhance abilities to treat a personal injury in one of these categories.
Ultimate Home Safety Guide Time: 3-5 minutes to read the guide, longer to check your own home to follow the guidelines. Contraindications:Take the time to research other safety tips. Children should not be given the responsibility of checking electrical appliances, fire alarms or other hazards. OT Goals: To educate clients on lightning safety, appliance safety, microwave safety, and garage safety. There are also other safety tips for fires and ways to protect young children in homes.
Do you have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) book for your family?