November 18, 2021

Home Safety Concerns for People with Alzheimer's

People with Alzheimer's or Dementia can live in their homes as long as safety measures are in place. As Dementia progresses, a person's abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes.

How Dementia Affects Safety

Dementia causes several changes in the brain and body that may affect safety. Depending on the stage of the disease, these can include: 

  • Judgment: forgetting how to use household appliances 
  • Sense of time and place: getting lost on one's street; being unable to recognize or find familiar areas in the home 
  • Behavior: becoming easily confused, suspicious or fearful > Physical ability: having trouble with balance; depending upon a walker or wheelchair to get around 
  • Senses: experiencing vision changes, hearing, sensitivity to temperatures, or depth perception 

We created a Home Safety Checklist to help you know what to look for when evaluating your loved ones living environment. Some simple adjustments to their home can make all the difference. Download our printable checklist for our tips for each room.

Click here for a Home Safety Checklist.

You can also rely on the people on your loved one's care team to make all the difference. When that team includes a BrightStarCare registered nurse, you'll receive additional care, support, and resources that go beyond your loved one's day-to-day medical needs. Every person and family we work with has a registered nurse who leads their care team. You can feel confident in the care your loved one receives, including the environment in which they live and the decisions you make.

BrightStar Care of Greater Martin County - Jupiter is an award-winning, RN Led, Joint Commission accredited Home Health Care and Medical Staffing Agency providing 24/7 to hourly Private Duty Nurses, CNAs, Caregivers, and Personal Aides and Companions.

BrightStar Care provides specialized home care assistance and a full continuum of home health services for people living with Alzheimer's, including companionship, personal care, skilled nursing, and dementia care. We proudly serve Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Martin County.

For more information about how BrightStar Care supports families and seniors with Alzheimer's, and to learn more about our local team of dementia caregivers, skilled healthcare professionals, and home health care support for Martin County, please Click Here.