Home Safety for One with Alzheimer’s Disease
Remove any furniture that is not needed.
Place remaining furniture so that there is enough space for a walker or wheelchair.
Once the person in your care has gotten used to where the furniture is, do not change it.
Make sure furniture will not move if it is leaned on.
Make sure the armrests of a favorite chair are long enough to help the person get up and down.
Add cushioning to sharp corners on furniture, cabinets, and vanities.
Remove all hazards that might lead to tripping.
Adjust or remove rapidly closing doors.
Cover exposed hot-water pipes.
Use child-proof plugs in all electrical outlets.
Lock the cellar and garage doors; hide the garage remote control.
Remove all sharp items.
Install safety latches/locks on the doors and fenced/ gated exteriors. Install alarms on the doors.
Store car keys in a locked container.