• Toilet the client on a regular basis or when restless.
• Stay with confused clients while they are in bathroom.
• Make sure clients wear proper footwear at all times----proper shoes during waking hours and, perhaps, non-skid socks for clients who get up after going to bed.
• Have clients sit on the side of the bed until they get their bearings before standing.
• Keep the client awake during day, if possible, so that he or she will sleep at night instead of wandering. If napping occurs, it should be in the early afternoon.
• Walk with client one on one rather than restricting their mobility.
• Keep frequently used items near client.
• Observe for unsafe situations (especially clutter), furniture that moves, and furniture that sticks out.
• Leave a night light on in the room and bathroom.
• Maintain firmly attached carpet and non-skid strips near areas that might get wet or in areas near beds where clients may step while wearing socks or stockings.
• Elevate toilet seats and other chairs.
• Place a rubber mat or non-skid strips in tubs or showers.
• Maintain a regular program of exercise to improve strength, muscle tone, and mobility.
• Provide interesting activities for the clients to do.
• Encourage wandering clients to sit in a rocking chair (if available) so they can use up some of their energy.