My Mom has advanced vascular dementia and is a memory care facility. She is confined to a wheelchair but can use her legs to get around. She sees to have a need to move the chair a lot roaming the hallway and common area over and over. In April she crashed the chair into a door jam and fell against the doorway resulting in a big lump on her head and broken nose. Yesterday she had a similar accident resulting in a baseball sized bump on the forehead and lots of bruising. The emergency room doctor said Washington state prohibits the use of a seat belt. Does anyone know of this is true? Mom only weighs 89 pounds.
Would like to prevent any more such accidents but I don't want to take away her ability to move either. Are there any other steps we can take to prevent these accidents?