How to Safeguard Seniors Against Wandering
Wandering is a common symptom of dementia, resulting from poor concentration, memory problems, confusion, and loss of focus. It can increase the risk of unwanted incidents and accidents like falls, getting lost outside, agitation, and many more. Here are a few things families can do to safeguard their elderly loved ones from wandering:
- Mark Doors With Signs
Seniors who wander can accidentally find themselves outdoors and get lost. Families can reduce the risk that their elderly loved ones accidentally leave their homes by marking doors with an exit or entrance sign. We offer in-home aide services in Durham, North Carolina, to help seniors improve their health and ensure their safety and security at home.
- Have Them Carry Contact Information at All Times
In the event your elderly loved ones accidentally get lost, having them carry emergency contact information at all times can help them get assistance from good Samaritans or law enforcement, allowing them to call loved ones and get them home safely.
- Have Them Wear a GPS Device at All Times
A GPS device can provide family members with real-time information on the location of their elderly loved ones at all times. It can help them locate their loved ones quickly if their elderly loved ones accidentally get lost.
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