Living with dementia can be difficult especially if you want to stay living in your own home for as long as possible because you would need help and support from others.
We all take every day situations for granted, but suffering with dementia can make living at home that much more difficult. Everyone wants to stay living at home for as long as possible but without help and support it is not always safe, especially as the dementia progresses and the patient gets older. When the condition gets worse what used to be a safe and comfortable environment can quickly turn into a hazardous area. This can feel like your losing your independence so it is important to, where possible, let the patient be involved in the decision making process about any changes that are being made to their home and every day life. Sometimes this is not always possible so it is also important that those making the decisions are doing so in the patients best interests so that they do not cause themselves any unnecessary harm.
One of the major problems that staying at home can cause is tripping and falling meaning that fall management and fall prevention becomes a major part of life at home when living with dementia.
There are many products out there that can help prevent falls in the home, below is just a small sample of what is available.
Not only do these stockings help to prevent embolism’s, they also have a non-skid technology that wraps around the foot, so no matter if the stockings twist and turn on your feet, the grip will always be facing the floor, giving that extra protection against falling over.
These brightly coloured socks also have a non-slip grip to them. One of the mayor problems of socks with grip on them is that the grip is only on the sole of the foot, our socks however have the grip all around the feet in order to protect the wearer from slipping, no matter if the socks twist or turn on your feet.
If a fall should happen the hip bone is at risk of breaking, which means an extended hospital stays and when released the patient won’t be able to return to their own home, it is extremely rare that they patient will be able to return home to live on their own, around the clock care would be needed. By wearing a hipster the extra padding can prevent all of this happening and allows the patient to remain at home.
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