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Safe and Well - Are you living with dementia?

Safe and Well - Are you living with dementia?

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Top tips for living safely with dementia:

  • Make sure the kitchen is safe – read our booklet to support with further information to avoid fires and accident in the kitchen.
  • Avoid using candles or open fires.
  • Using a kitchen timer is a good way of helping people to remember that something is cooking or to take medication.
  • Good lighting throughout the home makes a difference - Dim or poor lighting can make a person with dementia feel “closed in”.
  • Labelling plug switches with instructions is very helpful such as ‘Do not switch off’ or ‘Do switch off at night’.

You can get more help and support to living a safer life with dementia here.

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Follow our simple STEPS to feel ‘Safe and Well’

S is for SLIPS – Are there potential tripping hazards like loose carpets or misplaced cables?   

T is for TEST – Is the smoke alarm working? Check this weekly. Do the batteries need replacing?   

E is for ELECTRICS – Can you spot any hazards like overloaded sockets?   

P is for POTS AND PANS – Does the oven or hob need a clean to reduce risk of a fire in the kitchen?        

S is for SMOKING – Not smoking in the home is the best way of ensuring that children are not at risk of harm caused by tobacco smoke; however if you do smoke, make sure you always fully stub out cigarettes.   

 

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To book a Safe and Well Visit:

Call our Safe and Well Visit team on 0800 923 7000during normal office hours or send an email  home@kent.fire-uk.org. or complete our formand we’ll contact you.

Our home safety officers or firefighters will visit your home at a time convenient for you, and together with you will tailor the visit to suit your needs and the type of property you live in. A typical free visit takes around 45 minutes and includes the fitting of free smoke alarmswhere necessary, as well as vital advice to help you stay safe and well.

You can meet our team here

Please note: our staff always carry official identification and you can contact usto check that they are a genuine employee of Kent Fire and Rescue Service.   

 
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