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Self-help area: Feeling Safe and Sound

10 Specific help tasks to complete

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  • I or my family/carers are concerned about me losing my balance or falling in my home or garden
    I or my family/carers are concerned about me losing my balance or falling in my home or garden
  • I often lose track of what I am doing in the kitchen and worry about things like leaving the cooker on
    I often lose track of what I am doing in the kitchen and worry about things like leaving the cooker on
  • I would like help to let the people I choose into my home and keep strangers out
    I would like help to let the people I choose into my home and keep strangers out
  • I forget to turn the taps off and I am looking for something to help me
    I forget to turn the taps off and I am looking for something to help me
  • I would like to identify my relatives daily routine to support their independence
    I would like to identify my relatives daily routine to support their independence
  • I am having difficulty taking my medication, e.g. remembering to take it, when to take it, taking the correct dose etc.
    I am having difficulty taking my medication, e.g. remembering to take it, when to take it, taking the correct dose etc.
  • I get up in the night (or I confuse day and night) and there are concerns about my safety
    I get up in the night (or I confuse day and night) and there are concerns about my safety
  • When at home I need a simple way to contact my family/carers in case of emergencies
    When at home I need a simple way to contact my family/carers in case of emergencies
  • My family/carers are worried about me going out of my home
    My family/carers are worried about me going out of my home
  • I am unsure of what I would do if there was a fire in my home
    I am unsure of what I would do if there was a fire in my home