Good tips! It’s so easy to overlook all of the alterations needed to keep an elder loved one, especially one with dementia, safe in the bathroom. My mother did not have dementia, but she fell and broke her shoulder while using the toilet in the middle of the night. She never fully recovered from that injury, and her mobility was limited because of it. Falls in the bathroom are all too common, so beware the risks and take action to keep your loved one safe.
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My mom has tripped over her oxygen cord twice. One time landed her in the hospital with a pretty nasty bump on the head. They had to check her for a concussion. Thankfully she didn’t have one.
Yikes! Yes, good thing it didn’t cause a concussion.