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A practical guide for caregivers of a loved one with dementia.
Keeping someone with dementia safe from getting lost requires implementing various strategies to minimize the risk. Here are some suggestions:
Remember, every individual with dementia is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's important to regularly reassess the safety measures and adapt them based on the person's changing needs and abilities. Consulting with healthcare professionals, dementia support groups, or organizations specializing in dementia care, such as VNA of Northern New Jersey (VNA), can provide additional guidance and resources for keeping someone with dementia safe.
Did you know that Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey is the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey? So we know a thing or two about helping seniors “age in place” to avoid hospitalization and nursing homes, and also what services people need to recover from illness and surgery at home. We suggest that you learn more about our home health care services and make a plan to age at home before you have a health emergency.
Medicare and supplemental insurance often do not cover all the care our patients and caregivers need. If you would like to help, please visit vnannj.org/donate or call VNA Foundation at 973-451-4148.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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