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Avoid Falling Down

  • Clear up the mess on the aisle
  • Don’t use small carpet, or put rubber mat underneath the carpet
  • Put an eye-catching tape on the threshold
  • Wrap cables properly to avoid getting tripped
  • Don’t stand on folding chairs to reach high
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Avoid Slipping

  • Always keep the bathroom floor dry, make sure the soap is in the right place    
  • Put a rubber mat inside the bath cubicle, and install safety rails
  • Don’t wear excessively long trousers or oversize slippers
  • Mop off the water, oil and slippery objects immediately
  • Don’t walk with socks on,  wear antiskid slippers
  • Put traction tapes on the stairs
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Avoid Being Burnt

  • Don’t put inflammable materials near the stove
  • Keep the heater away from clothes, papers and plastics
  • Use an alarm clock to remind cooking time
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Avoid Being Scalded

  • Keep pot handle and spout opposite to yourself to avoid the pot overturning
  • Keep hot-water bags half full to avoid spilling over, or use a warmer bag instead
  • The cup should have a sleeve or handle which can help to avoid overturning
  • Use a bowl with handle and cover to contain soup or noodles
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Avoid Electricity Leakage

  • The switch should be big and easy to reach
  • Don’t touch the switch with wet hands
  • Use adaptors and extension units with on-off switch
  • Check electric appliances and cords for damage
  • Keep the appliances away from heat
  • Use genuine rechargeable batteries and adapters
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Avoid Choking

  • Don’t talk, watch TV or newspaper while eating
  • Pick the bones in the food
  • Cook the food till soft and cut up into small pieces
  • Cut up big pills before swallowing
  • Don’t eat round, slick and sticky food
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Avoid Heatstroke

  • Ensure indoor air flow during summer
  • Drink more water
  • Wear light colour clothes with permeable texture
  • Wear a hat or bring an umbrella when going out
  • Don’t stay too long under the sun
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Avoid Hypothermia

  • Keep indoor warm
  • Eat hot food
  • Store high-calorie snacks at home
  • Have ready scarf, hat and shawl
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Avoid Potential Risks of Furniture

  • Don’t step on folding chair or roller chair
  • Don’t install full-height glass panel to avoid confusing elderly
  • Don’t use glass top side table or dining table which might hurt elderly when broken
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Avoid Wrong Intake of Medicines

  • Store and label parents’ medicines separately
  • Don’t put different types of medicines in the same bottle
  • Always check the expiry date of medicines
  • Don’t take pills in the dark
  • Be mindful of the recommended dosage, side effect and contraindication of medicines
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Avoid Sharp Tools

  • Don’t leave sharp tools on the table; always put on the cap after use
  • Put knives in knife blocks in the kitchen after use
  • Use corner proof to avoid being hurt
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Avoid Mess

  • Keep clear on aisles and stairs
  • Avoid moving the location of furniture,  changing the floor colour or home environment for the sake of dementia elderly
  • Place daily articles such as glasses, denture, audiphones in particular and easily reached locations with clear labelling
  • Wrap up electric cords
  • Store items always in use in the middle level of the cabinet, those seldom used on the top, and heavy ones at the bottom
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Good living habits

  • Keep your motion slow
  • Keep your body balanced while standing or walking
  • Stand or stretch yourself after sitting for some time
  • Always have a light and soft jacket or scarf with you on your bedside or while watching TV