This course provides caregivers with important information about the safety needs of clients with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. It discusses fall prevention, using assistive devices to promote safety, preventing elopement and alternatives to restraints. It also covers household safety, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, gives tips on fire safety and discusses gun safety for clients with firearms in their homes.
- Recognize a variety of ways you can adapt the environment to keep clients with AD safe.
- List at least two ways each that you can prevent falls, and keep clients safe in bathrooms and kitchens.
- Discuss consequences and alternatives to using restraints in people with AD.
- Carry out at least three changes to keep clients safe from each of these: fires, guns, and accidental poisonings.
- List at least three ways to prevent clients with AD from unsafe wandering.
This course is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for following evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment, and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Learn more about this recognition HERE.