How to Determine If a Person with Alzheimer’s is Safe to Be Alone at Home

June 25, 2018

How to Determine if a Person with Alzheimer’s is Safe to Be Alone at Home

At a certain point if the life of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, you will have to carefully evaluate whether they are safe to be home alone. Determine the answers to the following questions:

Does the person with Alzheimer’s:

  • Become confused or unpredictable under stress?
  • Recognize a dangerous situation, such as fire?
  • Know how to use the phone in an emergency?
  • Know how to get help?
  • Stay within the home?
  • Wander or become disoriented?
  • Show signs of agitation, depression, or withdrawal when left alone for a period of time?
  • Attempt to pursue former interests or hobbies that might now need supervision, such as cooking or gardening?
You may want to seek input and advice from a healthcare professional to assist you in these considerations. As the Alzheimer's disease progresses, these questions will need ongoing evaluation.

For more home safety tips, visit the Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer's Disease.

BrightStar Care of Boise can help families with caregiving for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

To learn about our services, read about our In-Home Senior Care in Boise.