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My mother is a fall risk and dementia too and i chose to have her in a nurse facility because the dr told me that i am responsible if she injures herself if she isnt being watched correctly and the cost of home care people even 8 hours a day while i sleep, cost more than a nurse facility where professionals and nurses can watch her around the clock. I think leave door open, i dont know what state u live in but there are even bed rail laws in some. Better to be safe really.
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needtowashhair Feb 21, 2019
Your doctor probably said that because in many states, nursing facilities are explicitly excused from liabilities resulting from things like falls. So it's not like they are "safe really" in a nursing home. Plenty of people fall in nursing homes everyday. Just go check out your local ER on any given day. If it's anything like mine, there will be quite a lot of elderly there after a fall in a nursing home. It's just that they can't sure the nursing home for the fall, while they can sue a caregiver in a home setting. If falls in nursing homes weren't common, why would they need a carve out in the law?
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So, you are caring for someone who is a fall risk?

And you want to know if they can take a nap behind a closed door?

Do they nap on a regular schedule so that you can pop in when they are schedule to wake up?

Are they insistent on the door being closed?
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Yeah i was just worried about him in another room
Keep close eye on thanks for your response.
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Disregard my previous post. Meant to post it to the second post of Bacarob 19.

Sorry Bacarob if you didn't get the response you wanted. We really don't like to assume too much here thats why the request for more info to be able to answer your question.
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OP asked this question previously

"Is it ok to let the patient take a nap with the door closed being a fall risk?"

Tothill, you responded we needed more info, OP never replied. Maybe some sarcasium here?
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Not nearly enough information here. Where does the 'patient' live? Where are they napping, in bed, in a recliner, in a wheelchair? If in a bed are they napping under the covers or on top? Greater risk of falling if tangled in bed covers. Is there a monitor, most baby monitors have video as well as audio.

Are you wanting the door open or is the 'patient'? If you want the door open, why not open it after they nod off? If you want the door closed, why?
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